Protecting Americans from Dangerous Opioids Act (S 1079, 115th Congress)

The Policy

What it does

Requires the Food and Drug Administration to revoke the approval of one opioid pain medication for each new opioid pain medication approved.

Synopsis

S 1079, the Protecting Americans from Dangerous Opioids Act, would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to revoke the approval of a previously-approved opioid drug if the FDA wishes to grant approval to a new opioid drug. To determine what drug's approval to revoke, the FDA must prioritize the revocation of opioid drugs lacking abuse deterrent formulations, and must consider the public health impact of having the new opioid drug on the market.

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The Debate