OPIOID PRESCRIBING AND TAPERING GUIDELINES

February 27, 2018

The City created opioid prescribing guidelines and tapering guidelines that health care providers can use when considering prescribing opioids. The guidelines are listed below individually.

The Department of Public Health has also been working with public and private health insurers to establish safer opioid prescribing policies and policies that improve access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

OPIOID TAPERING GUIDELINES

https://www.phila.gov/media/20180727170514/Opioid-Tapering-Guidelines-05232018.pdf

OPIOID PRESCRIBING GUIDELINES

https://www.phila.gov/media/20180727171216/Opioid_PrescribingGuidlinesFlyer_082017.pdf

OPIOID GUIDELINES (BACKGROUND FOR SURGEONS)

https://www.phila.gov/media/20181219135343/OpioidGuidelines-BackgroundforSurgeons_12_14.pdf

OPIOID GUIDELINES

https://www.phila.gov/media/20181219135328/OpioidGuidelines-12_14.pdf

LINK TO ORIGINAL ARTICLE

https://www.phila.gov/documents/opioid-prescribing-and-tapering-guidelines/

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