Docket Management
Docket: 01N-0256 - Use of Opiate Analgesics in Various Patient Populations, Including Pediatric Patients
Comment Number: EC -219

Accepted - Volume 4

Comment Record
Commentor Mrs. Lorraine Widdall Date/Time 2002-01-09 16:17:38
Organization Community Hospital Pain Management Center
Category Health Professional

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments As a health care professional actively engaged in the care of patients experiencing chronic pain, I can appreciate the fact that, as with many other things in society, abuses and excesses do exist. However, I believe it is imperative that, in an effort to police illegal or damaging behaviors, we do not overreact and therefore prevent or limit the reasonable and prudent use of opiates. There is a place in all patient popluations for use of opiate analgesics for control of pain. We MUST NOT limit the choices that we have to care for our patients and alleviate their pain and suffering.

EC -219