“The decision to develop this policy paper was made by the American College of Physicians’ (ACP’s) Health and Public Policy Committee, which is charged with addressing issues affecting the health care of the U.S. public and the practice of internal medicine and its subspecialties. Recommendations developed were informed through a literature review and input from the various College constituencies and nonmember experts in the field. The policy paper and related recommendations were reviewed and approved by the College’s Governing Board in July 2013.
This paper is intended to provide guidance to prescribers and policymakers regarding measures to effectively address the problem of prescription drug abuse and offers recommendations that have been published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine – December 10, 2013