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US lawmakers demand UN health agency change opioid guidance

WorldNews Wednesday, 22 May 2019
US lawmakers demand UN health agency change opioid guidanceTwo U.S. lawmakers are calling on the World Health Organization to withdraw pain care guidelines that include what they say are false claims about the safety of prescription opioids. They say the guidelines could lead other countries toward the same kind of addiction and overdose crisis that has plagued the U.S. in recent years. The members of Congress say a 2011 manual and 2012 guidelines on opioids were influenced by people with financial connections to Purdue Pharma, the company that makes the powerful opioid painkiller OxyContin. "We have come to believe that Purdue has leveraged its...
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