The irony and sadness of it all is the FDA hasn't taken Purdue's products off the market. Not only deadly and widely abused but a history of lies and deceit to get it on market. Here is a classic example of payola if you've ever seen one. If you're going to tell someone that they can't market their product because it's as deadly as it's approved predecessors than take them all off the market. If there are no manufacturing/production issues I think this has a chance despite panel but it is the FDA, as corrupt and incompetent as the SEC
And this is the agency we're supposed to have faith in what they ultimately decide? How many people are on the FDA panel that will decide in March? As far as I know just Rappaport disagreed with the panel. There were still 2 yes votes in AdCom. How do we know how the rest of the panel will vote in March unless they always vote in lockstep.
There is only one fix and that all of these drugs have a non-abuse mix. If you took them off the shelf, millions would suffer and they would have to build more facilities for millions addicted walking around in society today.