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CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: Summary of the Clinical Evidence Review  


Author:  D. Dowell.; T.M. Haegerich.; R. Chou.


Source: Volume 17, Number 03, March/April 2016 , pp.53-57(5)




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Abstract: 

CDC conducted a clinical systematic review of the scientific evidence to identify the effectiveness, benefits, and harms of long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain. This section of the Opioid Guidelines addresses the primary clinical questions, review methods, and key findings with respect to effectiveness, harm, dosing strategies, risk assessment and mitigation, and effects on long-term use. The complete guidelines are available from the CDC in html at no charge at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/rr/rr6501e1.htm. Subscribers to Correctional Health Care Report can access the “Summary of the Clinical Evidence Review” here at no charge by clicking “Open This Article” and providing log in credentials. Non-subscribers can access the “Summary of the Clinical Evidence Review” for a $7 courtesy service fee.

Keywords: CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016

Affiliations:  1: Co-Editor; 2: Centers for Disease Control; 3: Centers for Disease Control.

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