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Pharmacologist Michael Klein, Ph.D., is director of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Controlled Substance Staff.
During more than 30 years of federal service, he has amassed extensive experience with issues related to drug regulation, abuse, misuse, and addiction. Prior to joining FDA 20 years ago, Dr. Klein worked as a senior scientist with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Q: What is misuse and abuse of prescription drugs?
A: When a person takes a legal prescription medication for a purpose other than the reason it was prescribed, or when that person takes a…