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Opioid Addiction Indication Could Offer Fix For Alkermes' Troubled Vivitrol

Executive Summary

Alkermes' four-year-old Vivitrol has been struggling to get its head above water as a therapy for alcoholism. But fast-track status for a new opioid addiction indication and a slew of supportive studies at the American Psychiatric Association meeting offer the $900-a-month injectable a shot at recovery

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