Updated Opioid Guidelines Released for State Medical Boards – June 23, 2017 – By Kelly Rehan
“Guidelines emphasize individual treatment as opposed to rigid standards.”
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) released updated guidelines for using opioid analgesics to manage chronic, non-cancer pain.
The updated document, which stresses safety through an individualized treatment approach, aligns with recent opioid advisories from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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