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CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain - United States, 2016

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2016
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This report provides recommendations for primary care clinicians who are prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care. The guideline addresses 1) when to initiate or continue opioids for chronic pain; 2) opioid selection, dosage, duration, follow-up, and discontinuation; and 3) assessing risk and addressing harms of opioid use.

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