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CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain
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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
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    The United States is in the midst of an epidemic of prescription opioid overdoses. The amount of opioids prescribed and sold in the US quadrupled since 1999, but the overall amount of pain reported by Americans hasn’t changed. This epidemic is devastating American lives, families, and communities.

    Learn more: ww.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/prescribing/guideline.htm

    Fact sheet for: Dowell D, Haegerich TM, Chou R. CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016. MMWR Recomm Rep 2016;65:1–49.

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