FDA Advances Additional Activities to Prevent Drug Overdoses and Reduce Death


Addressing the drug overdose crisis and substance use disorder (SUD) is an issue of great concern for our nation and remains a top public health priority for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Upon returning to the FDA as Commissioner, I expressed my commitment to respond to all aspects of this ongoing crisis. As an agency focused on protecting public health, combatting this evolving emergency is an issue of particular urgency for us. Of note, a public health emergency, as a consequence of the opioid crisis, was declared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in October 2017 and renewed on December 22, 2022.