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Oct 31, 2018

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 drug, saying in a statement that the “unique aspects” of Dsuvia make it a welcome addition to the tools health care (https://abcnews.go.com/alerts/obamacare) providers already have at their disposal, and added that it would be especially useful for soldiers who cannot obtain intravenous opioids for acute pain. He also stressed that the drug would only be used in medically supervised health care settings.
But with an average of 115 Americans dying every day from an opioid overdose (https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/epidemic/index.html), opponents say enough is enough.
“It is certain that Dsuvia will worsen the opioid epidemic and kill people needlessly,” said Dr. Sidney Wolfe, founder and senior advisor of the nonprofit Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, in a press release.
If you haven't heard of Dsuvia before, here are some things you should know.

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