Opioid Formulations Designed to Resist/Deter Abuse

  title={Opioid Formulations Designed to Resist/Deter Abuse},
  author={Professor Robert B. Raffa and J V Pergolizzi},
Physicians who prescribe opioid analgesics for patients with moderate to severe chronic pain face a balancing act in the wake of the current publicity regarding abuse (nonmedical use) of prescription pain killers. There is a spectrum of opioid abuse ranging from those who misuse the drug by not following doctor’s orders to those who take the drugs to achieve a high or divert the drugs to the street market for profit. Formulations of opioid analgesics designed to resist or deter abuse have been… CONTINUE READING