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Division of Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Addiction Products (DAAAP)

Division Director: Sharon Hertz, M.D.
Deputy Directors: Joshua Lloyd, M.D., and Rigoberto Roca, M.D.
Deputy Director for Safety: Judith Racoosin, M.D., M.P.H
Associate Director for Analgesics: Ellen Fields, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Director for Special Projects: Allison Lin, Ph.D., Pharm.D.
Associate Director for Labeling: Lisa Basham, M.S.
Chiefs, Project Management Staff: Parinda Jani and Matthew Sullivan
Safety Regulatory Project Manager: Mark Liberatore, Pharm.D.
Pharm/Tox Supervisor:  R. Daniel Mellon, Ph.D.
Administrative Officer: Keisha Charles
Project Specialist: Barbara High
Project Specialist: Shanice Townsend

The Division of Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Addiction Products regulates Investigational New Drug Applications (INDs), New Drug Applications (NDAs), and Biologics Licensing Applications (BLAs) for prescription drugs and biologics intended for the prevention, treatment, or diagnosis of conditions including:

  • Acute Pain, e.g.:
    • Surgical and procedural pain
    • Pain due to trauma/injury
    • Pain due to acute inflammatory processes
  • Chronic pain, e.g.:
    • Cancer pain
    • Neuropathic pain
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Osteoarthritis Pain
    • Low back pain
  • Addiction, e.g.:
    • Nicotine
    • Alcohol
    • Stimulants
    • Opioids

DAAAP also regulates the drug product classes that are used in surgical, procedural or ICU settings to provide patient comfort and/or ease of treatment, e.g.:

  • General anesthetics
  • Local anesthetics
  • Dental anesthetics
  • Topical anesthetics
  • Neuromuscular-blocking agents and neuromuscular-blocker reversal agents

Mailing Address:

Food and Drug Administration
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Division of Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Addiction Products
5901-B Ammendale Road
Beltsville, MD 20705-1266
Phone: (301) 796-2280
Fax: (301) 796-9723

Page Last Updated: 08/21/2018
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