FDA To Require Opioid Manufacturers To Train Health Care Providers

The FDA “notified 74 manufacturers of immediate-release opioid analgesics intended for use in the outpatient setting that their drugs will now be subject to a more stringent set of requirements under a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS).

The REMS requires that training be made available to health care providers who prescribe IR opioids, including training on safe prescribing practices and consideration of non-opioid alternatives.”

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