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FDA's Approach to the Opioids Crisis

 Douglas C. Throckmorton MD
  20th-Jul-2019
Description: FDA is working in a prioritized way in multiple areas to confront opioid overdoses while working to ensure patients receive appropriate pain treatment.
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FDA’s Approach to the Opioids Crisis
Douglas C. Throckmorton, MD
Deputy Director for Regulatory Programs
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
FDA
Virginia Pain Society
March 9, 2019
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Topics for Today
• Scope and sources of opioid crisis of abuse and
overdose
• Need for adequate pain treatment
– Pain in America
– Shortages of injectable opioids
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FDA Approach to the Opioids Crisis

Opioid Crisis is not one crisis, but multiple challenges to prescribers, patients & healthcare system. FDA is working in a prioritized way in multiple areas to confront opioid over

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18 April, 2019