Fasten Your Seatbelts, It’s Going to be a Bumpy Ride


“Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.”

~ Bette Davis in All About Eve

I’m linking to a press release from the Food and Drug Administration, as well as a recent article by Jeffrey Singer in Cato At Liberty. The headline below tells me we might be in for a scientific royal rumble:

“New FDA Initiative Implies CDC
Opioid Guidelines Are Not Evidence-Based”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) promulgated opioid prescribing guidelines in 2016. Some patient advocacy groups, as well as addiction/pain medicine specialists, have criticized these guidelines as not being evidence-based.

In light of these criticisms, the FDA has awarded a contract to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to more specifically develop guidelines relative to opioid prescribing. The FDA intends this study to be indication-specific and based on evidence drawn from clinical practice.

Buried in the press release is this nugget: “Our work could potentially inform drug labeling.”

Let the science and evidence speak. We’re fastened up and ready to do better.

Call us. We can do better.

William Faris, JD
Chief Executive Officer

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