Small orange round pill that says AN 415

Not Medical Advice: Buprenorphine Hydrochloride and Naloxone Hydrochloride has the imprints of "AN 415". It is an orange and round pill. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Naloxone is an special narcotic drug that reverses the effects of other narcotic medicines. Buprenorphine and naloxone is a combination medicine used to treat narcotic (opiate) addiction. Using this medicine improperly will increase your risk of serious side effects or death.

In recent news, shares of Titan Pharmaceuticals Inc rose the most in almost four years after US regulatory advisers recommended approval for the company’s experimental implant to treat addiction to "smack" and prescription painkillers. Titan’s clinical trial data on the matchstick-size implant, called Probuphine, supports approval, the FDA advisory panel said recently in a 10-4 vote with one abstention. Probuphine may generate $360 million in sales in 2018, Michael Higgins, a Brinson Patrick Securities Corp. analyst in New York, estimates. The FDA panel voted that the drug is safe and effective, while questioning whether the dose of the active ingredient, buprenorphine, was appropriate to help addicts.

Updated on Saturday, March 23 2013 at 02:48AM EDT