ECR launches Zolpimist

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Hi-Tech Pharmacal subsidiary ECR Pharmaceuticals has launched a drug for treating insomnia.

ECR announced Friday the launch of Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate) oral spray. The drug comes in units that provide 60 metered sprays, administering 5-mg or 10-mg doses of the active ingredient. As a hypnotic agent, the drug is classified as a CIV controlled substance by the federal government.

“Zolpimist is a significant addition to ECR, our branded products subsidiary, and reflects our continuing commitment to build this segment of our business through the marketing of widely used, innovative products,” Novadel Pharma CEO Steven Ratoff said. Novadel developed the drug.