Informed Consent And Controlled Substance Agreement
The use of a patient-clinician agreement or treatment agreement helps to strengthen patient information. The FDA has convened a working group to develop tools for patients and prescribers when considering opioid analgesics to treat pain, including a patient-oriented model opioid-patient (AAA) prescriber agreement to educate patients about the risks and benefits of opioid analgesics and to highlight the responsibilities of patients and prescribing patients (FDA, 2014). Although the FDA`s Safe Use Initiative Opioid Patient-Prescriber Agreement is under development, it was not yet complete at the time of this letter. .