The FDA is about to get serious on inappropriate prescribing of narcotic pain medications.

What exactly they're going to do is unclear, but as reported in the NY Times, it "will result in further restrictions on the prescribing, dispensing and distribution of extended-release opioids like OxyContin, fentanyl patches, methadone tablets and some morphine tablets."

Part of the problem is that some patients who present with musculoskeletal injuries ...


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