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The FDA's Approach to the Prescription Opioid Problem.

08:00 EDT 23rd March 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "The FDA's Approach to the Prescription Opioid Problem."

Our nation's ongoing prescription opioid abuse crisis, amounting to over 78 billion dollars in health and social costs annually,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 actions we can take to address this crisis.

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Name: Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
ISSN: 1532-6535
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Trial-and-error methods of problem-solving used when an algorithmic approach is impractical

The transfer of prescription drugs from legal to illegal distribution and marketing networks.

A synthetic opioid that is used as the hydrochloride. It is an opioid analgesic that is primarily a mu-opioid agonist. It has actions and uses similar to those of MORPHINE. It also has a depressant action on the cough center and may be given to control intractable cough associated with terminal lung cancer. Methadone is also used as part of the treatment of dependence on opioid drugs, although prolonged use of methadone itself may result in dependence. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1082-3)

A class of opioid receptors recognized by its pharmacological profile. Kappa opioid receptors bind dynorphins with a higher affinity than endorphins which are themselves preferred to enkephalins.

Drugs that cannot be sold legally without a prescription.

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