Guideline Resources 2
The CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain was published in March 2016. It provides recommendations about the appropriate prescribing of opioid pain relievers and other treatment options to improve pain management and patient safety.
Find resources below that will help improve communication between providers and patients about the risks and benefits of opioid therapy for chronic pain, improve the safety and effectiveness of pain treatment, and reduce the risks associated with long-term opioid therapy, including opioid use disorder, overdose, and death.
What You Need to Know
Opioids and Chronic Pain
Pregnancy and Opioids
JAMA Patient Page
Additional Resources from HHS
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has made it a priority to address opioid abuse, dependence, and overdose. Several agencies within HHS have joined the effort