Tag: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pain Patients Get Relief from War on Opioids

U.S. agencies warn doctors not to abruptly cut off the medications for long-time users ————————————- By Claudia Wallis on April 19, 2019 Pain Patients Get Relief from War on Opioids Credit: Getty Images Ever since U.S. health authorities began cracking down on opioid prescriptions about five years ago, one vulnerable group has suffered serious collateral…

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…