In September 2014, NIH hosted a workshop to explore the scientific evidence for the role of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain and the research gaps associated with the issue. An unbiased, independent panel developed a draft report of that meeting and published a draft report in October 2014 and put it out for public comment. The public comment period is now closed. The final report will be available on the ODP website soon.
On January 16th , NIH will host a media telebriefing (888- 428-7458) on their draft report at 3 p.m. Eastern. While all interested parties are welcome to listen in, the panel will only be accepting questions from members of the media. Shortly after the conclusion of the telebriefing, an audio playback will be available for a 4-week period. Audio Playback Phone Number: 888-640-7743; Enter replay code 114001.