Feb. 7-8: FDA Public Hearing on Use of Opioid Pain Medications

The FDA will hold a two-day public hearing to obtain information, such as scientific evidence and study data, on issues related to opioid use. FDA seeks to obtain information from expert members of the public on the following topics: •Diagnosis and Understanding of Patient Pain •Understanding and Adhering to the Labels of Pain-Treating Products •Limiting Opioid Prescription and Use Those wishing to attend must register by January 18, 2013 . Additional details and instructions for submitting written comments are available in a Federal Register notice. Interested persons may submit to the Division of Dockets Management either electronic or written comments for consideration by April 8, 2013