Sec. Price Comments HHS Strategy Fighting Opioid Crisis and Pain Management
"We are committed to going through all of the important work HHS does — in payments, prescribing guidelines, and more — to ensure that we are not pushing doctors toward quick fixes that risk lives. Our goal, in all that we do, should be to promote healthy, evidence-based ways of managing pain and to help providers and patients make responsible choices.
In part, that will happen through the implementation of the National Pain Strategy, led by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and the NIH, and through the Interagency Task Force on Pain Management, which is in the process of being assembled this spring," Thomas E. Price, M.D.
National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit
April 19, 2017