Drug makers push a profitable but unproven opioid solution – StatNews – Dec 2016
Drug makers are aggressively pushing their remedy to the problem [opioid overdoses]:
a new generation of harder-to-manipulate opioids that have racked up billions in sales, even though there’s little proof they reduce rates of overdoses or deaths.
The latest drugs — known as abuse-deterrent formulations, or ADFs — are generally harder to crush or dissolve, which the drug makers tout as making them difficult to snort or inject.
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