On April 5, U.S. Pain Foundation’s Senior State Advocate, Wendy Foster, flew to D.C. for the joint meeting of the Anesthetics and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk Management at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting was held to determine if a new drug met the parameters to be considered an abuse-deterrent formula (ADF).  ADFs are a special type of pain medications that cannot be crushed, snorted, or otherwise manipulated, making them difficult to abuse.

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