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.
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