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Sen. Tim Kaine Urgues FDA To Approve Mandatory Prescriber Training on Opioids

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“[The] lack of prescriber awareness, and more alarmingly, actual prescriber training on opioid abuse, misuse, and addiction is distressing to say the least. In an effort to continue combatting the opioid epidemic, we believe that your agency must make mandatory prescriber training and incorporating immediate-release opioid analgesics central components of an effective risk management strategy,” the Senators wrote. “While this will not cure our nation’s addiction to opioids alone, it is a logical and long advised step in the right direction.”

Joining Kaine in signing the letter are U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal, Dick Durbin, Edward J. Markey, Joe Manchin, Dianne Feinstein and Kirsten Gillibrand