Limit Opioids for Acute Pain...to Decrease Risk of Long-Term Use
You'll see stronger efforts to limit opioid use for pain...due to new FDA warnings and CDC prescribing guidelines.
Product labeling will contain new, FDA-required boxed warnings for SHORT-acting opioids about abuse, overdose, etc...similar to those already in place for LONG-acting opioids.
CDC also now recommends limiting opioid doses and durations. This will lead to changes with insurers, quality measures, etc.