Experts: FDA Has Authority To Compare New Opioids To Existing Ones

By Lia DeGroot / September 15, 2022 at 3:44 PM
FDA is considering asking Congress for authority to ensure new opioids are safer than ones already on the market, but consumer advocates and legal experts say the agency doesn’t need Congress to step in; FDA can tamp down on opioid approvals on its own. Legal experts believe FDA wants Congress to step in and take some of the pressure off the agency and protect it from potential lawsuits. In a blog post published late last month , FDA Commissioner Robert...

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