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Wilson MR. Don’t expect quick action on painkillers, FDA tells lawmakers. The Hill.
March 14, 2013
NAAG News. ATTORNEYS GENERAL CALL FOR TAMPER-RESISTANT VERSIONS OF GENERIC PRESCRIPTION PAIN RELIEVERS.
March 11, 2013
Gallegos, Alicia. Physician liability: When an overdose brings a lawsuit.
March 4, 2013.
Palmer, Eric. FDA hearing on opioids reflects evolving view on painkiller use.
February 11, 2013
Fiore, Kristina. Pain Groups Give FDA Opioid Panel Alternatives to Label Changes.
February 8, 2013.
Fiore, Kristina. FDA: Opioid Labeling Debated at Hearing.
February 7, 2013.
Pain Treatment and Prescription Drug Abuse in Kentucky. An Expert Separates Fact from Fiction. Winter 2013. Vital Signs. Volume 7. Issue 3.
Hartocollis A. New York City to Restrict Prescription Painkillers in Public Hospitals’ Emergency Rooms. January 10, 2013.
Buckley B. The Great Opioid Debate: PROP, PROMPT Square Off. Pharmacy Practice News. November 2012|Volume 39.
Buckley B. The Great Opioid Debate: PROP vs. PROMPT. Pain Medicine News. November 2012 | Volume 10:11.
Pittman D, Fiore K. FDA: Don’t Tighten Vicodin Regulation. Medpage Today, October 25, 2012.
FDA Cracks Down on Internet Pharmacies, Oct 16, 2012.
An interview with Jennifer Bolen, former Assistant US Attorney, about her role in clearing a doctor of criminal charges for high-dose opioid prescribing. Board-certified Doctor Cleared of Criminal Charges for High-dose Opioid Prescribing, September 2012
Fine P, Webster L, Argoff C. American Academy of Pain Medicine Response to PROP Petition to the FDA that Seeks to Limit Pain Medications for Legitimate Noncancer Pain Sufferers. Pain Medicine, 9/2012.
It’s About Florida: Pill Mills, WFSU audio interview, 9/2/2012.
Living with Pain: Patients Fight Back in Florida, September 2, 2012.
Caught in the Crossfire: PROMPT vs. PROP, August 30, 2012.
Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Help New York State Fight Prescription Drug Abuse. Press Release, August 27, 2012.
ASA Responds to PROP Petition to Change Opioid Labels, August 22, 2012
Lynn Webster, MD Attempts to Discredit Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, August 26, 2012
FDA’s new risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) for extended-release and long-acting opioids: What’s the impact on clinicians? August 21, 2012.
Professionals for Rational Opioid Monitoring & Pharmacotherapy (PROMPT) Defend Patients Requiring Opioids, August 17, 2012.
American Academy Of Pain Medicine Reacts To PROP Petition To The FDA That Seeks To Limit Pain Medications For Legitimate Noncancer Pain Sufferers, August 17, 2012.
Who Should Presibe Opioids: Opioid Safety Video Roundtable for Primary Care Physicians – Long-acting Opioids, Monitoring Opioid Use, and How to Safely Discontinue Opioids, Practical Pain Management, August 1, 2012.