By Ramsey Cox
“The FDA should ensure that these generic pills have equivalent protections as their branded counterparts, for everyone’s safety,” Schumer said Monday. “We are in the midst of a prescription drug abuse epidemic and allowing these pills on the street with no anti-abuse mechanisms would open the floodgates even further.”
“Pills that are easily crushed or altered are far more valuable than the versions that can’t be tampered with, making pharmacies and people that carry them a target for violent thieves,” Schumer said.
Schumer called on the FDA to specify which abuse deterrent technology is most effective and tell all pharmaceutical companies to use that standard.