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CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

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The opioid crisis has been in the news a lot in 2016. My position on opioids is a reflection of what most official guidelines now say: although opioids have their uses, no one should take them for chronic musculoskeletal pain, because, “Plainly stated, the risks of opioids are addiction and death, and the benefits for chronic pain are often transient and generally unproven” (CDC Director Tom Frieden, press briefing in March 2016).

~ Paul Ingraham, PainSci Publisher

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