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Turning the Page on Zohydro? New Formulations, New Division Leadership Should Help FDA Move Forward in Opioids

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The long-time head of FDA’s pain drug review group, Bob Rappaport, has retired after 20 years at FDA. The new acting Division Director is Sharon Hertz – suggesting continuity in the substance of reviews, but perhaps a symbolic change in moving beyond the controversy over Zohydro.

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