Report Release Webinar: Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic

When: July 13, 2017 (12:00 PM Eastern)

Topics Biomedical and Health Research, Public Health, Substance Use and Mental Health
Activity: Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse
Board: Board on Health Sciences Policy

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The ongoing opioid crisis lies at the intersection of two substantial public health challenges—reducing the burden of suffering from pain and containing the rising toll of the harms that can arise from the use of opioid medications.  

At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine appointed a committee of experts to prepare a report that examines the state of the science in pain management, characterizes the epidemiology of the opioid epidemic, and identifies actions that the FDA and other organizations can take to respond to this crisis, including the development of a formal model for incorporating individual and societal considerations into FDA’s risk-benefit framework for opioid approval and monitoring.

Members of the committee will present the findings and recommendations from the report during a public release webinar scheduled for Thursday, July 13, at 12:00PM EST. A link to register for this event is located on the right hand side of this page.

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