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  1. Food and Drug Administration Overdose Prevention Framework

Supporting Primary Prevention

To eliminate unnecessary initial exposure and inappropriate prolonged prescribing of substances with abuse potential, FDA is:

  • Promoting appropriate prescribing of medications with abuse potential, including opioids, stimulants, and benzodiazepines
  • Exploring the need for potential new authorities for opioid approval standards
  • Supporting development of alternative, nonaddictive therapies and technologies
  • Evaluating innovative packaging and disposal solutions of medications with abuse potential

United States Government Partners

  • Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

FDA Activities

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