In Case You Missed It: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for Prescribing Opioids

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is raising awareness of the risk to patient health and safety because of misapplication of the Opioid Guideline for chronic pain. Please read the recent commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine, where authors of the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain advise against misapplication of the Guideline that can put patients’ health and safety at risk.

Link to CDC Opioid Guideline and specific resources:  CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

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