When the FDA takes a strong stance on opiates, you know it’s time to consider a ban
Opioids are the second most commonly prescribed prescription drugs in the United States, but the FDA is taking a tough stance on the drug, which is often prescribed for pain.
The agency has ordered manufacturers to cease marketing their products, and it’s considering a ban on the drugs in a bid to curb the growth of opioid abuse and addiction.
Opioid overdose deaths and overdoses are on the rise, and many states are seeing a rise in the use of opioids.
Some argue that a drug ban is needed, while others argue that the federal government is not going to do enough to fight the problem.
In this exclusive interview, Dr. Amy Krosnick, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, discusses what she sees as the agency’s need to do more.