A position paper by

JATH Educational Consortium, LLC

Thomas F. Kline MD, PhD
Robert Parangi, MD
Jed Graham, MD
Carolyn Concia, NP

Editor: Leslie Bythewood

High-dose limits make sense. Most medications have FDA (Food and Drug Administration) limits on their doses. When maximum doses are exceeded, toxic reactions and death can occur. This is the reason for dose limits in most all prescription drugs of all kinds. For example, anti-depressants have fixed FDA dose limits; go over the limit and you’re in trouble, putting you at risk of death. This is is not the case with opiate pain medicine because…

Thomas Kline, MD, PhD

42 years varied primary care • former Chief, Hospital in Home Service @harvardmed • formerly: @UofMaryland, @StanfordDeptMed, @uoregon • thomasklinemd.com

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