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FDA Eyes Mandatory Opioid Training for Prescribers

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Friday, July 14, 2017 | 1120 | 0 | 14 min read

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb wants to expand training available to doctors on opioid prescribing — and is even considering mandatory opioid education for prescribers. Gottlieb discussed the issue on Monday during an FDA meeting on abuse-deterrent opioids.   “Based on the feedback we’ve received from two public meetings over the past year, we’re actively exploring the question of whether, in the future, there should be mandatory provider education, and how we’d operationalize such a condition,” Gottlieb said. FDA curre...

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