Franklin K . Johnson

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BACKGROUND Opioid analgesics can be abused by crushing followed by solubilization and intravenous injection to attain rapid absorption. Morphine sulfate and naltrexone hydrochloride extended release capsules (EMBEDA, MS-sNT), indicated for management of chronic, moderate to severe pain, contain pellets of morphine sulfate with a sequestered naltrexone core.(More)
BACKGROUND Fabry's disease, an X-linked disorder of lysosomal α-galactosidase deficiency, leads to substrate accumulation in multiple organs. Migalastat, an oral pharmacologic chaperone, stabilizes specific mutant forms of α-galactosidase, increasing enzyme trafficking to lysosomes. METHODS The initial assay of mutant α-galactosidase forms that we used to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Given the dual public health challenges of undertreated pain and opioid abuse, there is a need to reduce attractiveness of opioid analgesics to drug abusers. ALO-01 (morphine sulfate and naltrexone hydrochloride) extended-release capsules, indicated for treatment of chronic, moderate to severe pain, contain polymer-coated pellets of(More)
UNLABELLED The recent withdrawal of hydromorphone hydrochloride extended-release capsules (Palladone; Purdue Pharma L.P., Stamford, CT) from the market after pharmacokinetic data revealed a risk of alcohol-induced dose-dumping prompted a re-examination of the risk-benefit profiles of extended-release drugs. Although warnings on concomitant alcohol use are(More)
UNLABELLED ALO-01 (EMBEDA [morphine sulfate and naltrexone hydrochloride] extended-release capsules [King Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Bridgewater, NJ]), indicated for chronic moderate-to-severe pain, is designed to release naltrexone upon tampering (eg, by crushing), reducing morphine-induced subjective effects. This multicenter, randomized, double-blind,(More)
UNLABELLED Migalastat HCl (AT1001, 1-Deoxygalactonojirimycin) is an investigational pharmacological chaperone for the treatment of α-galactosidase A (α-Gal A) deficiency, which leads to Fabry disease, an X-linked, lysosomal storage disorder. The currently approved, biologics-based therapy for Fabry disease is enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with either(More)
Although contraindicated, coingestion of alcohol and opioids by patients or drug abusers is a major health concern because of dangerous additive and potentially life-threatening sedative and respiratory effects. In addition, alcohol has been shown to disrupt the extended-release characteristics of certain extended-release opioid formulations, releasing a(More)
BACKGROUND Morphine sulfate and naltrexone hydrochloride extended-release capsules (EMBEDA, King Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bristol, TN), indicated for management of chronic, moderate-to-severe pain, contain pellets of extended-release morphine sulfate with a sequestered naltrexone core (MS-sNT). Taken as directed, morphine provides analgesia while naltrexone(More)
CONTEXT Morphine sulfate and naltrexone hydrochloride extended release capsules contain extended-release pellets of morphine with a sequestered naltrexone core (MS-sNT). Taken whole, as intended, morphine is released to provide pain relief; if tampered with by crushing, naltrexone is released to mitigate subjective effects of morphine. OBJECTIVES This(More)
Migalastat HCl is an investigational, oral treatment for Fabry disease, an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder. Four Phase 1 studies were conducted to determine the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, safety, and tolerability of migalastat. Healthy volunteers (N = 124), 18-55 years old, received migalastat HCl single (25 mg-2000 mg) or twice-daily doses (50(More)