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The Best Bad Deal of All Time? Pfizer/King and the Business Dynamics of Abuse Deterrence

This article was originally published in RPM Report

Executive Summary

Pfizer’s acquisition of King gave the company a chance to play in a new kind of market: abuse deterrent opioid pain relief formulations. Two years later, Pfizer is moving in the other direction, even as FDA’s actions validate the notion that there is an opportunity—and that the scale of Big Pharma can play a critical role.

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