Top specialists say agency’s ‘dangerously deficient oversight’ is continuing to fuel an epidemic that claims 150 lives a day

The US Food and Drug Administration is facing a demand from some of its own specialists to halt the approval of new narcotic painkillers because they say the agency’s “dangerously deficient oversight” is continuing to fuel the opioid epidemic.

Dr Sidney Wolfe, a former member of the FDA’s drug safety committee, and Dr Raeford Brown, the present chair of the agency’s opioid advisory committee, on Thursday began a formal process to oblige the FDA to suspend opioid approvals or explain why not.

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