Three years ago this month, as alarms about the over-prescription of opioid painkillers were sounding across the country, the federal government issued course-correcting guidelines for primary care doctors. Prescriptions have fallen notably since then, and the Trump administration is pushing for them to drop by another third by 2021.
The Inter-Agency Pain Management Task Force Final Draft Report on Best Practice: What Providers Should Know
Earlier this month, the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force held its third and last public meeting, voting to adopt its final draft recommendations for acute and chronic pain management. Read more.