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The great opioid debate: PROP, PROMPT square off

from Pharmacy Practice News

Nov. 13, 2012: Should the reins be tightened on the use of long-term opioid therapy for patients with chronic noncancer pain? That question is at the heart of a controversy that has boiled over since July when 37 physicians in pain management, public health, psychiatry and other specialties issued a citizen petition calling on the FDA to require opioid label changes that would strike the word "moderate" from CNCP opioid treatment indications and limit the drug's use solely to severe pain — and then only for a maximum of 90 days at no more than the equivalent of 100 mg of morphine daily. more


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