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Human Studies

2021 Jul 01

JAMA Netw Open



Changes in Initial Opioid Prescribing Practices After the 2016 Release of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.


Goldstick JE, Guy GP, Losby JL, Baldwin G, Myers M, Bohnert ASB
JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jul 01; 4(7):e2116860.
PMID: 34255047.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the "Guideline For Prescribing Opioids For Chronic Pain" (hereafter, CDC guideline) in 2016, but its association with prescribing practices for patients who are opioid naive is unknown.