FDA Could Approve Opioid 10 Times Stronger Than Fentanyl

A new sublingual drug would offer easy dosing for patients in severe pain — but could it come at a cost?

Rolling Stone
Oct 18, 2018 · 3 min read
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By Lilly Dancyger

This week, an FDA panel voted 10–3 to recommend approval for a new fast-acting form of an opioid drug that’s 10 times more potent than fentanyl.

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