Expect to See Lower Opioid Doses and Durations to Help Curb Abuse
You'll see stronger efforts to limit opioid use for pain...due to new FDA warnings and CDC prescribing guidelines.
FDA will require new boxed warnings for SHORT-acting opioids about abuse, overdose, etc...similar to those for LONG-acting opioids.
CDC also now recommends limiting opioid doses and durations. This will lead to changes with insurers, quality measures, etc.