The FDA's Approach to the Prescription Opioid Problem.

  title={The FDA's Approach to the Prescription Opioid Problem.},
  author={Janet Woodcock and Douglas C Throckmorton},
  journal={Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics},
  volume={103 6},
Our nation's ongoing prescription opioid abuse crisis, amounting to over 78 billion dollars in health and social costs annually,1 is a critical priority for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As a part of our mission to support the safe and effective use of prescription medicines, the FDA is taking a fresh look at potential scientific and regulatory… CONTINUE READING