Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (Document)
Addresses the opioid crisis by preventing the misuse of prescription opioid analgesics through communicating the risks of opioid analgesics and educating those who prescribe or provide opioid medications.
The Washington Post – The number of prescriptions for opioids written by health-care providers declined between 2012 and 2015, introducing a glimmer of progress in efforts to quell the worst drug epidemic in U.S. history.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is soliciting public comment on a potential requirement that certain solid, oral dosage forms of immediate-release opioid analgesics commonly prescribed for treatment of acute pain be made available in fixed-quantity unit-of-use blister packaging for outpatient dispensing.
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