Assessing benefits and harms of opioid therapy for chronic pain
Published Date:August 3, 2016
Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. Division of Emergency Operations.
Series:COCA Conference Call
CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain COCA Call Series ; 3rd
Description:CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain: assessing benefits and harms of opioid therapy / Deborah Dowell -- Assessing benefits and harms of opioid therapy / Mark Sullivan, Jane Ballantyne.
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) conference call Wednesday, August 3, 2016.
Although evidence supports short-term effectiveness of opioids to treat pain, there is insufficient data that long-term use of opioids effectively treats chronic pain. In fact, long-term use of opioids in high doses can contribute to opioid-use disorder and overdose. Therefore, long-term opioid therapy should only be used when the benefits outweigh the risks. During this COCA Call, presenters will explore a case study on how recommendations from the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain were used to ascertain the associated benefits and risks when a patient with fibromyalgia was prescribed oxycodone following a motor vehicle crash.
This is the third webinar in a COCA Call series about CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.
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