U.S. FDA advisory meetings through Sept 14

DRUG SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

DATE: Sept. 14, 0800/1200

LOCATION: Marriott Inn and Conference Center, University of
Maryland and University College, 3501 University Blvd. East,
Adelphi, Md.

CONTACT: Elaine Ferguson, 301-827-7001

The committee will discuss the abuse potential of the drug
dextromethorphan and the public health benefits and risks of
dextromethorphan use as a cough suppressant in prescription and
nonprescription drug products. The Department of Health and
Human Services received a request from the Drug Enforcement
Administration for a scientific and medical evaluation and
scheduling recommendation for dextromethorphan in response to
the increased incidence of abuse, especially among
adolescents.
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(Reporting by Lisa Richwine and Susan Heavey; Editing by Tim
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U.S. FDA advisory meetings through Sept 14