Tag: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HHS Guide for Clinicians on the Appropriate Dosage Reduction or Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Analgesics

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Co-chairsDeborah Dowell, MD, MPH (CDC) Christopher Jones, PharmD, DrPH (CDC) Wilson Compton, MD, MPE (NIH) Workgroup membersElisabeth Kato, MD, MRP (AHRQ) Joel Dubenitz, PhD (ASPE) Shari Ling, MD (CMS) Daniel Foster, DO, MS, MPH (FDA) Sharon Hertz, MD (FDA) Marta Sokolowska, PhD (FDA) Judith Steinberg, MD, MPH (HRSA)…

U.S. urges shared decisions with pain patients taking opioids Associated Press

CARLA K. JOHNSON, Associated Press October 10, 2019 Opioids Prescribing FILE – This Aug. 29, 2018, file photo shows an arrangement of prescription oxycodone pills in New York. U.S. health officials are again warning doctors against abandoning chronic pain patients by abruptly stopping their opioid prescriptions. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services instead…

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…