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New Painkiller Guidelines

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

  • Mar 21, 2016 9:00 pm
  • 18:55

Guest: Anita Gupta, PharmD, Professor of Pain Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine and Co-chair of the American Society of Anesthesiology’s task force on prescription opioid abuse  Prescription drug abuse is such a big problem that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just issued new guidelines urging primary care doctors to avoid prescribing painkillers called opioids for patients with chronic pain.