Tag: Opioids

Tapering – Guidance & Tools

Clinical Update Dec. 2018 Overview Over the last 20 years, the liberal prescribing of opioids for chronic pain has created a population of patients who been on long term opioid therapy (LTOT) for several years if not decades. Many patients are on doses well above the CDC recommended upper limit of 90 Morphine Equivalent Dose…

PAIN NEWS NETWORK: DEA Proposes More Cuts In RX Opioids

September 12, 2019 By Pat Anson, PNN Editor The Drug Enforcement Administration is proposing more cuts in the supply of hydrocodone, oxycodone and three other opioid pain medications in 2020. If approved, it would be the 4th consecutive year the DEA has made steep reductions in opioid production quotas. For the fourth consecutive year, the…

Is the DEA Branching Out Into Regulating Medicine?

September 23, 2019 10:22AM By Jeffrey A. Singer The Drug Enforcement Administration, having virtually eliminated the diversion of prescription pain relievers into the underground market for nonmedical users, appears to be setting its sights on regulating the medical management of pain, a mission not suited for law enforcement. Acting under the authority of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention…