Drug Formulary Commission

We develop a list of drugs that are safely interchangeable and recommend substitutions for Schedule II and III opiates.

Historically, our main focus has been to develop a list of those drug products on the Massachusetts List of Interchangeable Drugs that are safely interchangeable (i.e., equivalent to each other in all significant respects). Since 2014, we have started preparing a drug formulary of substitutions for Schedule II or III opiates that we have determined have a heightened level of public health risk due to the drugs’ potential for abuse and misuse. Opioid abuse is a public health epidemic and this significant undertaking will serve as an important tool aimed at preventing and treating addiction.

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