Opioids and Pain Management
The United States' escalating opioid epidemic, with drug overdose deaths on the rise since 1999, has led to a wave of laws, regulations, and guidelines implemented at the federal and state level in an effort to curb substance use disorder.
The FSMB supports its member boards through policy analysis and development on key issues impacting medical regulation, including opioid prescribing and pain management. FSMB's official public policies are intended to give guidance and encourage consistency among state medical boards in order to protect the public and improve the quality, safety, and integrity of health care.
Continuing Medical Education
Board-by-Board Overview of Opioid/Pain Management-Related CME