Comments on the CDC’s Proposed 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

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Public Citizen strongly supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) proposed 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The proposed guideline provides common-sense, evidence-based recommendations for primary care providers who prescribe opioids for chronic pain and would represent an important step forward in efforts to address the severe drug addiction epidemic in the U.S. that has been fueled by overprescribing of opioids.