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The Politics Of Opana: US FDA’s Opioid Problems Won’t Go Away

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A two-day safety review of Endo’s reformulated Opana ER provided strong support for FDA’s view that products using abuse-deterrent technology cannot simply be assumed to be 'safer' than conventional formulations. However, there are also no easy answers for when and how FDA will be able to move out of the hot seat on opioid abuse.

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