FDA Making Push for Opioid Treatment Medications
Finally, it seems there is growing momentum for the utilization of medications in treating opioid addiction. The commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Scott Gottlieb, has expressed an intent for the FDA to leverage the use of medications to treat opioid addiction in America.
The list of medications include methadone, buprenorphine, and naloxone. An article in Vox outlines the commissioner’s recent testimony to members of Congress about what can be done to help with this growing addiction dilemma.
Gottlieb’s comments specifically address the science & research that support medication-assisted approaches. He told congressional members …
“There’s a wealth of information supporting the use of these medications.”
The Vox article informs readers that medications like methadone eliminate opioid cravings, and it contends that Mr. Gottlieb is taking seriously the opportunity to implement solutions that will work.
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