Can abuse deterrent formulations make a difference? Expectation and speculation

  title={Can abuse deterrent formulations make a difference? Expectation and speculation},
  author={Simon H. Budman and Jill M. Grimes Serrano and Stephen F. Butler},
  journal={Harm Reduction Journal},
  pages={8 - 8}
It is critical that issues surrounding the abuse and misuse of prescription opioids be balanced with the need for these medications for the treatment of pain. One way to decrease the abuse of prescription opioid medications is to develop abuse deterrent formulations (or ADFs) that in some way prevent drug abusers from extracting out the active ingredient in order to employ alternate routes of administration, such as injection, snorting, and smoking. Several factors including the pharmacokinetic… CONTINUE READING
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