Living with Pain: PROP’s Misleading Petition


Living with Pain: PROP’s Misleading Petition

July 30th, 2012 by Mark Maginn, Columnist

Last week the Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, along with a group of doctors and public health officials, sent a petition to the Food and Drug Administration requesting changes in labeling for opioid analgesics.

For over a decade pharmaceutical companies that manufacture opioid analgesics have said that their products are safe and effective when taken under the supervision of a physician. The petition states that those claims are flawed at best and that the increase in prescriptions for these medicines has led to a corresponding rise in addiction, overdose and accidental death.

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