CDC opioid guideline News

FDA Extends Required Warnings to Short-Acting Opioid Painkillers

Short-acting opioid painkillers will carry strong new warnings under U.S. Food and Drug Administration requirements announced on Tuesday that will bring information about addiction and abuse in line with that on long-acting pills. The FDA’s action comes a week after …

CDC Issues Opioid Prescription Guideline for Primary Care Doctors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new recommendations for prescribing opioid medications for chronic pain. The “CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, United States, 2016” was developed in response to an epidemic of prescription …