How the FDA hooked us on opioids

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By R. Winn Henderson, M.D., R. Winn Henderson, and M.D.. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

The US Food and Drug Administration aided and abetted the opioid epidemic allowing it to happen from the start. Due to inadequate trials that were short and small scale the FDA virtually closed the door on learning whether tolerance levels could occur that would lead to nonmedical use of the drugs.

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