Proposed new guidelines and restrictions on some of the most widely used pain medications:

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has proposed new guidelines and restrictions on some of the most widely used pain medications:

Drug makers to conduct doctor education programs on immediate-release opioids

Explore whether pain-management training should be required for doctors, as well as nurses, pharmacists or other health-care providers;

Survey physicians to ensure the term “abuse-deterrent” does not promote a false sense of safety simply because the medications are more difficult to crush, snort or inject.