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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…

CDC Advises Against Misapplying Opioid Guideline

– Certain practices harm chronic pain patients by Judy George, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today  Authors of the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain sought to clarify the guidance on Wednesday, urging clinicians against misapplying its recommendations. Certain policies and practices about opioids and chronic pain patients have been misapplied and do not reflect the 2016…