Should Opioids Be Used Solely For Severe Pain? FDA Seeks Expert Advice
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
The agency is holding a public meeting in February to obtain information on opioid treatment for chronic pain; FDA seeks data to assess whether to restrict use and establish a maximum daily dose.
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