Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing

News & Publications

ABC News: New Drug Causes Outrage

March 1, 2014
 

NBC Nightly News: A Powerful New Painkiller Could Be Lethal, Group Warns

February 27, 2014
 

CBS News: Anti-Addiction Groups to FDA: Reverse Approval of New Painkiller

February 27, 2014
 

CNN: New Pain Pill’s Approval: ‘Genuinely Frightening’

February 26, 2014
 

Health Day: Groups Push FDA To Revoke Approval of Highly Potent Painkiller

February 26, 2014
 

CNN: After resisting for 10 years, FDA finally announces support for up-scheduling Vicodin

October 25, 2013
 

McClatchy: Hundreds rally on Capitol Hill to demand an urgent federal response to the opioid epidemic

October 1, 2013

New York Times: FDA Responds to PROP's Opioid Label Change Request

September 10, 2013

The New York Times Editorial Page Endorses Schedule Change for Hydrocodone Combos

February 21, 2013

Managing Pain with and without Opioids in the Primary
Care Setting
(PDF)

CDC’s Primary Care and Public Health Initiative
October 24, 2012

Prescription Drug Abuse and Overdose: Public Health
Perspective
(PDF)

CDC’s Primary Care and Public Health Initiative
October 24, 2012

PTSD veterans prone to drug addiction get risky painkillers

March 6, 2012

New York Times online Op Ed by PROP member Andrew Kolodny, “Opioids are Rarely the Answer”

Andrew Kolodny suggests that doctors need access to education and training programs that are free of industry bias.
February 16, 2012

Opioid Use, Misuse, and Abuse in Patients Labeled as Fibromyalgia

Fitzcharles, et al. examine use of opioids for fibromyalgia with distrubing findings. They found high rate of opioid use with poor outcatients are being harmed.
American Journal of Medicine: October 2011

Long-Term Opioid Therapy Reconsidered

PROP members Von Korff & Kolodny team up with Rick Deyo and Roger Chou to critique the widescale practice of treating chronic pain with opioids.
September 6, 2011

Facing up to the prescription opioid crisis

A must read article in the British Medical Journal by Canadian PROP members Irfan Dhalla, Nav Persaud and David Juurlink.

Health Day: Long-Term Opioid Therapy Often Leads to Addiction

An estimated one-third of chronic pain patients hooked on prescription drugs, study suggests.
July 29, 2011