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FDA issues guidance on developing generic abuse-deterrent opioids

FDA issues guidance on developing generic abuse-deterrent opioids
November 21, 2017

Today, the FDA revealed its newest action to reduce the span of the opioid abuse and addiction crisis — guidance to assist the development of generic versions of approved opioids formulated to deter abuse.

The FDA plans to decrease unnecessary exposure to opioids by promoting the development of improved alternatives that are harder to manipulate and abuse for patients who need pain medications. It is critical to also encourage the use of opioids with abuse-deterrent formulations over opioids without such properties until a new nonopioid drug for pain management is available, according to Scott Gottlieb, MD, commissioner of the FDA.

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