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Papers: 5 Oct 2019 - 11 Oct 2019

Human Studies

2019 Nov

J Emerg Med



Association of the “CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain” With Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing.


Dayer LE, Breckling MN, Kling BS, Lakkad M, McDade ER, Painter JT
J Emerg Med. 2019 Nov; 57(5):597-602.
PMID: 31594747.


The number of unintentional deaths due to prescription drug overdose has risen in recent years due to the increased utilization of opioid analgesics. Pain is one of the most common reasons for patients to visit an emergency department (ED) and is often treated with opioid analgesics. In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidelines for primary care providers on prescribing opioids for chronic pain.