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Oregon opioid task force passes tapering guidelines – Portland Business Journal – By Elizabeth Hayes– Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal – Oct 25, 2019, 5:26pm EDT

A statewide task force on Friday passed new guidelines to assist doctors with how to safely taper patients off of high doses of opioids.

They did this unannounced on a Friday afternoon, those sneaky weasels!

The nonbinding recommendations were developed by the 26-member Oregon Opioid Tapering Task Force over the past few months.

Yet I haven’t seen any warning that this was happening. By acting at the last minute of the workweek, they managed to sneak this past what would normally be loud protests if people know the decision was close. 

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