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This guidance explains FDA’s current thinking about the studies that should be conducted to demonstrate that a given formulation has abuse-deterrent properties. The guidance makes recommendations about how those studies should be performed and evaluated and discusses how to describe those studies and their implications in product labeling. Read more »


Additional Support Needed for Public Awareness Initiatives Read more »


NAMSDL details many elements of the new DEA controlled substance return and disposal regulations and looks at several state and locality programs currently in existence. Read more »


A recently released report by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) on the scope and nature of “doctor shopping” in the United States demonstrates a geographically widespread reduction in the behavior. Read more »


On September 9, 2014, the Clinton Foundation and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health released a consensus statement that focused on prescription drug misuse, abuse and addiction. Read more »

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