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    FDA to scrutinize abuse-deterrent opioid formulations, engage public on addiction epidemic.
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    House Approves Important Health Care Legislation, Could Consider Medical Liability – Take Action Today!

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    House Committee Approves FDA and Related Legislation The House Energy and Commerce Committee v […]