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Immediate-Release Opioids Now Under REMS

Source: FDA The FDA has broadened its Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) to include immediate-release opioid analgesics as well as the extended-release, long-acting agents previously covered. AAPM has provide...
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Anti-Opioid Abuse Package Passes the Senate

Source: Committee on the Judiciary Last week, the U.S. Senate passed HR 6, a broad, anti-opioid abuse package comprised of 70 separate opioid-related bills. Full story . Read the Pain Care Coalition position on HR 6 .

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) This document assembles opioid-related information from Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health in one document a...
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CDC’s New Quality Improvement and Care Coordination Resource

Source: CDC CDC, in collaboration with clinicians in the field, developed and published the resource Quality Improvement and Care Coordination: Implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain as a...
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AAPM Statement on National Decline in Opioid Prescribing

A statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine Data released by IQVIA, a health care consulting company that regularly gathers prescribing data from pharmacies across the country, documenting a 22-percent decreas...
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Surgeon General Public Health Advisory Urges More Americans to Carry the Opioid-Reversing Drug, Naloxone

A statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) applauds U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH comments urging more Americans to carry naloxone, a lifesaving me...
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AAPM Supports FDA in Development of Evidence-Based Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

A statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) welcomes FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's comments suggesting the development of evidence-based opioid prescribing guid...
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Response to Senator McCaskill Report

A statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine As pain physicians, our primary commitment is to provide the best possible care and treatment to our patients. The Academy's policies prohibit our education and advo...
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