DEA-Mandated Opioid Training Allows Dispensing To Be Unencumbered By REMS
The prescriber education mandate envisioned as part of the Obama administration’s plan to curb prescription drug abuse could plunge the Drug Enforcement Administration into unfamiliar territory, although the agency seems eager to stay away from it.
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FDA and other federal agencies could better coordinate their efforts to educate prescribers about prescription pain reliever abuse, the Government Accountability Office said.