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New Resource: Implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Posted on September 24, 2018

Blog: National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Providers wrote approximately 4.45 billion opioid prescriptions in 2016—with wide variation across states. In addition, an almost 1.8 million Americans, aged 12 or older, either abused or were dependent on prescription opioids in 2016. Improving the way opioids are prescribed through clinical practice guidelines, can ensure patients have access to safer, more effective pain treatment […]