RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — It will take years of coordinated efforts to contain the opioid epidemic, according to a new study.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine reports at least 2 million Americans have an opioid use disorder.
The study calls for mandating pain-related education for all #health professionals, full coverage for medication treating opioid abuse and it calls on the #Food and Drug Administration to reshape its approval process and monitoring of opioids.
The study was requested by the FDA.
The full report can be read here.