US FDA Chief Gottlieb Envisions Tiered Mandates For Opioid Training System
Mandatory training could be reserved for physicians who want to prescribe opioids for longer-term use, as opposed to those who would prescribe recommended amounts in blister packs; evidence that blister packs would affect prescribing still is needed, however.
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