Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Put US FDA In Unfamiliar Territory
FDA has always described its role as stopping short of regulating the practice of medicine. When it comes to opioids, that is no longer the case.
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The move should increase the visibility of the FDA’s wide-ranging, and widely criticized, opioid epidemic response.
National Academies report identifies gaps in the existing data – including on the question of whether developing prescribing guidelines would even have an impact on the opioid epidemic.
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