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Tris Pharma's New Tool Fights Against Prescription Drug Abuse
Date:11/12/2008

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Tris Pharma, a privately owned, specialty pharmaceutical company, today unveiled a key component in the nation's fight against opioid abuse. Its new drug delivery platform, NoBuse(TM), offers a technology by which companies can deliver effective pain relief or ADHD products that are nearly impervious to abuse.

In the United States, narcotic pain relievers have fueled a dangerous epidemic. One in five teens has abused a prescription pain medication(1) and emergency room visits associated with these drugs have increased 163 percent since 1995(2). The situation has created barriers to access for patients suffering from real pain: Doctors are more reticent to prescribe opioids, and regulators have refused to allow new analgesics on the market unless they have the highest forms of abuse deterrence measures in place.

But Tris Pharma's NoBuse(TM) technology allows companies to provide pain relief responsibly. "In the current environment where opioid abuse has become such a problem, companies must first consider safeguarding their drugs if they want to reach patients in need," says Ketan Mehta, CEO and Founder of Tris Pharma. "There's no reason for patients to suffer needlessly when NoBuse(TM) provides such an effective option for abuse prevention."

There is a perception that conventional sustained release formulations are less prone to abuse then immediate-release formulations. However, users can easily extract the full 12-24 hour dose from existing sustained-release preparations for immediate consumption and then snort, swallow, or inject it- all of which provides users a "high" and which can be extremely dangerous when larger than intended doses are taken.

The NoBuse(TM) delivery system is engineered to prevent abuse on a physical level without the need for additional ingredients. NoBuse(TM) employs a technique where the drug is complexed to very fine polymeric particles and coated with a h
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