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What you should know about the new opioid drug that's 10 times stronger than fentanyl

The FDA announced on Friday that it would side with its advisory panel by approving a new opioid drug, called Dsuvia, despite the country already being in the midst of an opioid crisis and critics voicing concerns about the safety of the drug. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb defended the FDA’s decision to approve the… Read More »

FDA staff raises safety concerns over Trevena opioid drug

(Reuters) – Staff reviewers of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday raised safety concerns over Trevena Inc’s opioid injection to treat acute pain, saying the treatment has an abuse and overdose potential. The treatment, oliceridine, aims to manage moderate-to-severe acute pain in adult patients for whom an intravenous opioid is warranted. FDA staff… Read More »