Tag: Center for Disease Control

CDC Planning to Update Opioid Guideline in 2021

December 04, 2019 By Pat Anson, PNN Editor The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is in the initial stages of updating or expanding its controversial opioid prescribing guideline, which has been widely blamed for patient suffering, abandonment and suicide since its release in 2016. CDC officials outlined their plans today at a meeting in…

Opioids and chronic pain

by Niccole Caan, KVII Wednesday, October 9th 2019 Opioids and chronic pain (Source: KVII Photo) NOTE: To view photos or videos go to the link listed below. AMARILLO (KVII) — The federal government declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency in 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 70,000 people died in…

CSC Advises Against Misapplication of the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Some policies, practices attributed to the Guideline are inconsistent with its recommendations Media Statement Embargoed Until: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 5 PM, EDT Contact: Media Relations (404) 639-3286 In a new commentaryexternal icon in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), authors of the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (Guideline) advise against misapplication of the Guideline that can…

Pain Specialists Pile on CDC Opioid Guidelines

Meeting Coverage – Pain Week —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,…

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…