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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

NAAG Demands Abuse Resistant Medications

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) has asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require the makers of generic prescription pain drugs to develop versions of their products that are abuse resistant and are unable to be tampered with. Such a requirement would save countless lives every year and lower the number of young adults who become dependent on such medications.

The NAAG letter to the FDA stated, “In our states, nonmedical users are shifting away from the new tamper-resistant formulations to non-tamper-resistant formulations of other opioids as well as to illegal drugs. There is great concern in our law enforcement community that many non-tamper-resistant products are available for abuse when only a few products have been formulated with tamper-resistant features.”

48 state and territorial attorneys general signed the letter, the Boston Herald reports. They voiced their concerns that generic versions of extended-release opioid prescription drugs and other non-tamper-resistant products may reach the market.

“The letter applauds the FDA for developing guidelines that will assist with the formulations of opioid drugs with abuse-deterrent properties, but encourages the agency to ensure generic versions of such products are designed with similar features,” according to NAAG news release.
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