The Trial Lawyer Winter 2018 - Page 51

…for the management of moderate-to-severe acute pain in a variety of medically supervised settings, including in emergency medicine, outpatient or ambulatory surgery, non-surgical patients experiencing pain in the hospital, or post- operative patients, following short-stay surgery, who do not require more long-term analgesia. The key phrase is “medically supervised.” In an attempt to reassure critics who fear the new drug will make a bad situation worse, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued a written statement: The Trial Lawyer x 49