Mandatory Prescriber Education For Opioids; Is This The Time?
US FDA is once again asking whether its opioid Risk Evaluation & Mitigation Strategy program for opioids should make continuing education requirements mandatory for prescribers. This time there may be no choice but to move forward with the plan.
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