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Medicine’s Lee Hoffer explains voting against Nektar’s opioid painkiller

Nektar withdraws application for opioid painkiller after FDA panel’s vote

Reuters: Lee Hoffer, associate professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine, spoke about voting against the approval of an opioid painkiller for chronic low back pain as a member of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel.