No. There have been no clinical trials testing the efficacy of the BioCorRx® Recovery Program. There may be clinical trials in the future.
The implant is a specially compounded, implantable formulation of naltrexone that is made specifically for each individual program patient participant only after a prescription is written by medical caregiver who deems that the individual patient is a good candidate for the implant formulation. Compounding is a common and legal process used by licensed pharmacies to create special formulation and/or combinations of FDA approved drugs by prescription. The pharmacies that make each implant must strictly follow state and federal compounding laws. Naltrexone implants have been used successfully and safely worldwide for approximately 20 years. Tens of thousands of individuals worldwide have successfully undergone treatment for addiction with the use of naltrexone implants.
The FDA has not given a specific approval for the administration of naltrexone by having it implanted under the skin of an individual. Prescription uses of naltrexone can be administered in several forms – as a pill and as a monthly injection. The implant is compounded for an individual only after a prescription is written by a medical doctor who has determined that his or patient is a good candidate for the implant. Only a licensed medical doctor can insert the implant into his or her patient who consents to this treatment option.
The BioCorRx Recovery Program is an outpatient medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program for alcohol and opioid drug addiction. The comprehensive program is comprised of two parts: (1) an implant, of a proprietary compounded formulation of the non-addictive medication, naltrexone. The naltrexone implant, which is prescribed by a licensed physician and implanted under the skin, can reduce the cravings for opioids and alcohol, and block opioid euphoric effect, over an extended period of time and (2) uniquely and specifically structured, intensive one-on-one addiction counseling program developed by BioCorRx, Inc.® (the “Counseling Program”).
The FDA has not established the safety of naltrexone implants. Please discuss with a licensed physician the potential complications of a naltrexone implant.
Why is the elimination of cravings important?
The freedom from the physical cravings for alcohol and drugs is critical. By removing the intrusive compulsion to drink or use, patients can refocus on their life, their relationships, their family, and the long term psychosocial-behavioral aspect of the recovery. It is of particular importance during the first six months of recovery.
BioCorRx is the company that has developed the counseling (cognitive behavioral therapy or “CBT”) portion of the BioCorRx® Recovery Program and can assist addiction treatment clinics, substance abuse counselors and others who are qualified to offer the CBT Program. BioCorRx helps these organizations and professionals develop the communications skills, techniques and assessment and case management protocols, which we believe to be unique to the CBT Program. In addition, BioCorRx has been granted an exclusive license to the proprietary implant by its developer. This license allows BioCorRx to license to physicians and medical groups experienced in treating drug and alcohol dependence giving them the right to order the proprietary implant from the [handful of] compounding pharmacies that have been licensed and trained to make the implant by its developer. It also allows BioCorRx to sub-license access to the implant to territories in the U.S. and abroad. Because BioCorRx is passionate about helping individuals who are suffering from addiction, BioCorRx offers background and educational materials to encourage the use of the implant in conjunction with the CBT Program.
BioCorRx is not a licensed health care provider and does not provide health care services to patients. BioCorRx does not own, operate, or manage substance abuse clinics at this time, but that is subject to change. See corporate press releases for the most up to date status on this matter or any other. BioCorRx makes the BioCorRx® Recovery Program available to health care providers to utilize when the health care provider determines it is medically appropriate and indicated for his or her patients. Any physician or licensed addiction treatment provider is solely responsible for treatment options prescribed or recommended to his or her patients. At all times, such providers retain complete and exclusive authority, responsibility, supervision and control over their medical practice, their patients, the treatment that their patients receive and any decision to prescribe the implant to any of the provider’s patients. BioCorRx does not condition its license to health care providers accessing the implant on their making available the CBT Program to the providers’ patients – although BioCorRx certainly encourages that providers do so. BioCorRx’s focus is to educate the medical community on the benefits of considering the BioCorRx® Recovery Program for their patients.
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