CDC Letter Clarifies Opioid Guidance

Published: 04/15/2019

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

In a letter responding to concerns raised by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is clarifying its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.

According to the CDC:

“The Guideline is not intended to deny any patents who suffer with chronic pain from opioid therapy as an option for pain management…Clinical decision-making should be based on the relationship

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