Sufentanil Sublingual Tablet (Dsuvia) Gets FDA Approval – Drug for nerve pain boosts high for opioid abusers.

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Sufentanil Sublingual Tablet (Dsuvia) Gets FDA Approval – Drug for nerve pain boosts high for opioid abusers. (866) 348-2889

Officials with the FDA have approved a new opioid, (Dsuvia, AcelRx Pharmaceuticals), sparking some controversy in the media that the opioid has potential for abuse. However, the approval indicates the opioid is to only be used in certified medically supervised health care settings, such as hospitals, surgical centers, and emergency departments.

Dsuvia is a 30 microgram (mcg) sufentanil tablet in a single-dose, pre-filled applicator for under the tongue (sublingual) administration by a health care professional only in certified medically supervised settings. The single-strength tablet and single-unit packaging are designed to mitigate the possibility of dosing errors, misuse and diversion.

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