Prescribing Opioid Pain Medication

Published on 21 March 2016

Fox 2 News recently turned to Evan Kharasch, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Clinical Pharmacology, to explain the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s newly released opioid prescription guidelines.

In the interview, Kharasch described to Fox 2 anchor John Pertzborn the current thinking on best ways to use the powerful medications, as well as the history of how opioids were used.

The Center for Clinical Pharmacology was established in 2015 as a joint venture between the College and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Researchers will be looking at the rational use of existing and new medicines to accelerate the translation of basic research to clinical evaluation for improving patient care. Their initial focus will center on the area of analgesics and pain relief therapies, in which opioid medication plays a large role.

See the interview on the Fox 2 website.

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