Category: JUNE 2019

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…

FORBES, CDC BOWS TO DEMANDS FOR TRANSPARENCY AND PUBLIC INPUT ON DRAFT OPIOID-GUIDELINES

Dec 15, 2015,4:01 pm Rich Samp, Contributor Washington Legal Foundation, Contributor Group Over the past year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been drafting a Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain in relative secrecy, relying upon the input of a hand-picked group of advisers and a limited number of stakeholders. Such…

A call for action on high-dose opioid prescribing 

The Pharmaceutical Journal25 JUN 2019 Despite a decrease in the number of prescriptions, there are still thousands of patients on high-dose opioids. Pharmacy’s mission must be to review whether this is appropriate. Source: JL / The Pharmaceutical Journal Opioid prescribing has stabilised in recent years; while the number of prescription items per 1,000 patients in England rose…