Policy Paper

Foster the Development and Use of ADFs

How Abuse Deterrent Formulations Can Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

PhRMA May 5, 2016

The challenge of prescription drug abuse is multifaceted and requires a multi-pronged approach that ensures that patients with legitimate medical needs receive the treatments they need, offers a range of options for prescribers and patients to appropriately treat acute and chronic pain, and fosters the development of medications to treat addiction and address opioid overdose.