‘Abuse-Deterrent’ Opioids May Be Headed For A Terminology Change
US FDA will survey health care providers’ current understanding of analgesic abuse-deterrent formulations and conduct an experimental study exploring the effectiveness of different terminology and descriptions for such products; agency has heard complaints from its own AdComms about terminology around abuse deterrence.
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