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FDA outlines action on opioid crisis

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The USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a statement, in the form of an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine, in response to what it concedes is a “tide of overdose and death” related to the abuse of opioids.1 The USA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in 2016, 42,249 people in the USA died from opioid-related drug overdose, with rates for synthetic opioid-related …

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