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FDA Nominee Says Opioid Overdose Epidemic Is “Biggest Crisis” Facing the FDA

Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nominee, told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee during a confirmation hearing last week that addressing the opioid overdose epidemic should be the top priority for FDA. The pharmaceutical industry could see new nomenclature around abuse-deterrent opioid formulations under a Gottlieb-led FDA. Read more here.

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