STAT – Federal health officials released a guide for clinicians who are considering tapering patients’ opioid prescriptions, highlighting the benefits of safe reductions while warning against abrupt drops for people who have been on the drugs for long periods.
STAT – A federal advisory committee sent a strong message to the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, declaring nearly unanimously that the risks of using certain opioids in children’s cough medications outweighs the benefits.
NPR – In the midst of an opioid epidemic that continues to devastate families, two long-term studies published Monday show that opioid use among teens and opioid poisonings among younger children are on the decline.
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