CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

January 7th, 2016

newsletter4The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a draft Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain that is available for review and comment. The public comment period opened December 14, 2015 and closes January 13, 2016. Please submit all comments and feedback at www.Regulations.gov. Enter the docket number (CDC-2015-0112) to access the docket.

Other review: CDC will also convene the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control’s Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), a federal advisory committee, to review the draft guideline. At a public conference call on January 7, 2016, CDC will ask the BSC to appoint a workgroup to review the draft guideline and comments received on the guideline, and present recommendations about the guideline to the BSC.

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