Tag: CDC

Pain Specialists Pile on CDC Opioid Guidelines

MedPageToday.com -Chronic pain patients were left out to dry by: Elizabeth Hlavinka, Staff Writer, MedPage Today September 05, 2019 LAS VEGAS — The 2016 CDC guidelines on opioid prescribing have had lasting consequences for patients with chronic pain, an expert said here. In the 3 years since the guidelines were published, at least 33 states…

CDC opioid guideline is causing harm to people in chronic pain

August 16, 2018 – 08:00 AM EDT BY DR. LYNN WEBSTER, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR ——————————————————————————————The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill. On March 15, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The recommendations were designed for primary…

CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline: Unintentional Consequences?

Posted on July 11, 2018 by Angelika Byczkowski I’m sick of reading how all the horrible and entirely predictable consequences of the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline were “unintentional” and “unforeseeable”. The broad misinterpretation of the CDC’s Opioid Prescribing Guideline as establishing fixed limits on opioid prescribing has stranded hundreds of thousands of pain patients in…