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CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Webinar provided by Quest Diagnostics

By now, most clinicians have heard of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. Many states, payers, and societies are adopting and adapting this guideline as part of policy. This guideline includes 12 recommendations that prescribers treating chronic pain—outside of active cancer, palliative, and end-of-life care—should understand. This program will:

  • Discuss CDC prescribing guidelines
  • Review the need for opioid prescribing guidelines 
  • Evaluate evidence for nonpharmacologic and nonopioid treatments for pain 
  • Determine when to initiate, continue, or terminate opioid treatment for chronic pain 
  • Discuss best practices for urine drug testing
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