What is the FDA doing to address the opioid crisis?

This resource focuses on the current state of the opioid crisis, including deaths from prescription and illicit opioids, prescribing trends, and steps being taken to address the current epidemic. The role of the FDA and state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs are described. Future actions which can be taken on by any concerned citizen are discussed including understanding responsible prescription patterns of opioids and knowing how to properly dispose of unused medication, in order to decrease the risk of diversion and misuse.

Access “Opioids: Current Status of the Crisis, Response, and Future Directions” at: https://pcssnow.org/event/opioids-current-status-of-the-crisis-response-and-future-directions/

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