FDA Panel Urges Mandatory Opioid Training for Doctors

From the WSJ:

The recommendation followed a two-day hearing on the medical evidence regarding opioids and ways to improve their safety. Overall, the committee voted unanimously to recommend an overhaul of current federal requirements to train doctors and patients about the risks of overusing the pain drugs.

On the mandatory doctor-training question and some other safety recommendations, the panel’s chairman, Dr. Almut Winterstein of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida, said the group had shown “fairly overwhelming agreement.”

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