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CDC releases guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain

Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a guideline for clinicians who are prescribing opioids for chronic pain that is not associated with cancer, palliative care, or end-of-life care. The guideline is intended to ensure that clinicians and patients consider safer and more effective treatment options for pain management and help to reduce the number of people who develop opioid use disorder or overdose or experience other adverse events related to these medications.

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