December 15, 2015
CDC Issues Draft Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Public Comment
The Centers for Disease Control (CDS) has issued draft Guidelines
for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain for review and comment.
The guideline will provide recommendations to primary care providers
about the appropriate prescribing of opioid pain medications to
improve pain management and patient safety. Recommendations focus
on the use of opioids in treating chronic pain. The guideline
is not intended for patients who are in active cancer treatment,
palliative care, or end-of-life care.
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