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September 3, 2019

The Public Health Urgency of a Temporary FDA Moratorium on New Opioid Approvals

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  • 1Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, Washington, DC
JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(11):1459-1460. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.3846

In February 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sought advice from the National Academy of Medicine, now part of the National Academies, “to help… develop a regulatory framework for opioid review, approval, and monitoring that balances individual need for pain control with consideration of the broader public health consequences of abuse and misuse.”1(p1482)

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