THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Health and Medicine Division
Board on Health Sciences Policy
Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse
Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic:
Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use
This new report, from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine updates the state of the science on pain research, care, and education and identifies actions the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others can take to respond to the opioid epidemic, with a particular focus on informing FDA's development of a formal method for incorporating individual and societal considerations into its risk-benefit framework for opioid approval and monitoring.