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Challenges with Implementing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Opioid Guideline: A Consensus Panel Report | Pain Medicine | Oxford Academic – Jan 2019

Background

A national crisis of opioid-related morbidity, mortality, and misuse has led to initiatives to address the appropriate role of opioids to treat pain.

Deployment of a guideline from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce the risks of opioid therapy has raised substantial clinical and public policy challenges.

“Challenges” is bureaucrat-speak for “problems”.  

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