Opioid Product Sponsors Eye REMS Fixes To Boost Prescriber Education Uptake
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
Program missed goal for number of doctors trained; industry says changes in FDA's blueprint and better coordination of federally sponsored education programs are needed to enhance awareness of the risk management plan.
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