FDA Commissioner Announces New Steps for Combating the Opioid Epidemic


The new FDA Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, presented a list of new initiatives the Agency will undertake in order to tackle the opioid epidemic.

Speaking at the FDA's Scientific Meeting on opioids, Dr. Gottlieb said, "The crisis of opioid addiction is a public health tragedy of enormous proportions. We need to confront it like any explosive epidemic."

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