A Study of VIVITROL in the Prevention of Re-arrest and Re-incarceration

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alkermes, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: October 13, 2011
Last updated: November 7, 2014
Last verified: November 2014

This phase 4 study will evaluate the feasibility of initiating subjects on VIVITROL in prison and continuing VIVITROL upon release into the community.

Condition Intervention Phase
Opioid Dependence
Drug: VIVITROL 380mg
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 4, Pilot, Open-label Study of VIVITROL in the Prevention of Re-arrest and Re-incarceration

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Further study details as provided by Alkermes, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of subject re-arrest [ Time Frame: 7 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Review of official criminal justice records and self-report

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of subject re-incarceration [ Time Frame: 7 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Review of official criminal justice records and self-report

  • Opioid use [ Time Frame: 7 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measured using urine drug tests

  • Opioid overdose [ Time Frame: 7 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Measured through relevant AEs and Opiate Overdose Form

  • Drug abuse treatment program entry [ Time Frame: 7 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Assessed by review of treatment status and supplemental questionnaire responses

  • Retention in the community [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measured using the number of VIVITROL injections received in community, and if subject takes part in a substance abuse treatment program

  • Opioid craving [ Time Frame: 7 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Assessed using the opioid craving visual analog scale (VAS)

  • Opioid dependence [ Time Frame: 7 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Meeting Diagnostic Statistical Manual, version IV, text revision (DSM-IV-TR) criteria for opioid dependence

  • Cocaine use [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Assessed using the Addiction Severity Index (ASI), supplemental questionnaires, and urine drug tests

  • Criminal activity [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Assessed by review of criminal justice records and completion of the ASI and supplemental questionnaires

Enrollment: 27
Study Start Date: January 2011
Study Completion Date: May 2014
Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: VIVITROL
380 mg IM injection
Drug: VIVITROL 380mg
380 mg IM injection given once monthly

Detailed Description:

This is an open-label study with a pre-post design. Pre-release opioid-dependent subjects from 4 Baltimore, MD area prisons (three for men and one for women) will receive 1 injection of VIVITROL prior to release from prison and will be offered 6 monthly injections of VIVITROL for 6 months post release. Subjects will complete follow-up visits 1 and 2 months after the last VIVITROL injection. Subjects will be assessed at 10 time points, and adherence to VIVITROL, both in prison and in the community, will be assessed.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Not currently addicted to opioids, but has a diagnosis of pre-incarceration opioid dependence
  • Inmate at the Metropolitan Transition Center (Baltimore, MD), Maryland Correctional Institute for Women (Jessup, MD), Baltimore Pre-Release Unit (Baltimore, MD), or Jessup Pre-Release Unit (Jessup, MD) and eligible for release within 30 days of screening
  • Expressing a goal of opiate-free treatment upon release
  • Currently opioid free
  • Planning to live in the Baltimore, MD area for at least 8 months following prison release

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy and/or breastfeeding
  • Clinically significant active medical condition
  • Active hepatitis
  • Past or present history of an AIDS-indicator disease in subjects who are infected with HIV
  • Any untreated or unstable psychiatric disorder(eg, bipolar with mania)
  • Recent suicidal ideation
  • Current chronic pain diagnosis for which opioids are prescribed
  • Positive drug test for opioids
  • History of drug overdose within the past 3 years requiring inpatient hospitalization
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01453374

United States, Maryland
Friends Research Institute
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alkermes, Inc.
Study Director: Bernard L Silverman, MD Alkermes, Inc.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Alkermes, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01453374     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ALK21-028
Study First Received: October 13, 2011
Last Updated: November 7, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Alkermes, Inc.:
opioid dependence
criminal justice

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Opioid-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Central Nervous System Agents
Narcotic Antagonists
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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