Pain society urges FDA to modify action

September 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;Sep2009, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p106
The article reports on the urge of the American Pain Society (APS) for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to modify a restricted distribution program. In a letter to the FDA, the APS requested the agency to alter a program for the pain opioid Onsolis. The APS recommended the FDA to solicit advice from palliative care organizations to lessen the unintended results of the drug access restrictions, called risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS).


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