CME/CE: Guidance on Opioid Prescribing for Patients with Chronic Pain

CME/CE: Guidance on Opioid Prescribing for Patients with Chronic Pain
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Deborah Dowell, MD, MPH

Senior Medical Advisor
Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Deborah Dowell, MD, MPH, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that she has or has had no financial interests to report.

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Deborah Dowell, MD, MPH (click to view)

Deborah Dowell, MD, MPH

Senior Medical Advisor
Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Deborah Dowell, MD, MPH, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that she has or has had no financial interests to report.

The CDC has issued new recommendations for prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain. The document offers clinicians valuable guidance to ensuring the safest and most effective treatment of this patient population.
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Readings & Resources (click to view)

Dowell D, Haegerich TM, Chou R. CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain—United States, 2016. JAMA. 2016 Mar 15 [Epub ahead of print]. Available at: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2503508.

Nahin RL. Estimates of pain prevalence and severity in adults: United States, 2012. J Pain. 2015;16:769-780.

Gregorian RS Jr, Gasik A, Kwong WJ, Voeller S, Kavanagh S. Importance of side effects in opioid treatment: a trade-off analysis with patients and physicians. J Pain. 2010;11:1095-1108.

Guideline for the use of chronic opioid therapy in chronic noncancer pain: evidence review. American Pain Society and American Academy of Pain Medicine. Available at: http://americanpainsociety.org/uploads/education/guidelines/chronic-opioid-therapy-cncp.pdf.

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