The CDC has released updated and expanded clinical practice guidance on prescribing opioids to patients with short- and long-term pain.
The guidance, which was first proposed in February, replaces the agency’s 2016 recommendations.
“Patients with pain should receive compassionate, safe and effective pain care. We want clinicians and patients to have the information they need to weigh the benefits of different approaches to pain care, with the goal of helping people reduce their pain and improve their quality of life,” Christopher M. Jones, PharmD, DrPH, MPH, acting director of CDC’s

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