Opioid Comment Letters

Submitting comment letters to various government organizations is one way that the AANA advocates for the nurse anesthesia profession. Below are recent opioid-related comment letters issued by the AANA.

Opioid Use Disorder

  • AANA Submits Comments to House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee on Opioids Legislation, April 4, 2018. 2018
  • AANA Comments on House Ways & Means Opioid Request, March 13, 2018 
  • AANA Submitted a Statement for the Record on a House Ways and Means Committee Hearing Related to CMS Actions to Prevent Opioid Misuse, January 17, 2018
  • AANA Submits Comments to the Draft Interim Report from the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, September 26, 2017
  • AANA Sends Letter to President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, Demonstrating How CRNAs Provide Multimodal Pain Management Which May Reduce Patient's Need for and Reliance on Opioids, July 5, 2017
  • AANA Comment letter to the Office of National Drug Control Policy on draft report titled "Changing the Language of Addiction", November 3, 2016
  • AANA Comment letter to SAMHSA regarding Medication Assisted Treatment for opioid disorders, May 31, 2016
  • AANA Comment letter to the FDA supporting the increased public availability of naloxone to treat opioid-related overdoses and encouraging public education and awareness initiatives, August 24, 2015

Prescriber Education

  • AANA Comments on HHS request for information on opioid prescriber education, September 2, 2016
  • AANA Comment letter to FDA regarding the ER/LA opioid analgesics REMS blueprint for prescriber education for extended-release and long-acting opioid analgesics, June 3, 2016

Opioid Prescribing

National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention

Chronic Pain

  • AANA Comments on how CRNA Multi-Modal Pain Management Services Help Reduce Patient Need for Reliance on Opioids in response to AHRQ Report on Noninvasive, Non-pharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain
  • AANA Signs on to Consumer Pain Advocacy Task Force Letter Calling for Recognition of the Relationship Between the Chronic Pain and Opioid Epidemics, June 7, 2017