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2024 Mar 11

JAMA Intern Med


Opioid Prescribing and Outcomes in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease Post-2016 CDC Guideline.


Kang HA, Wang B, Barner JC, Ataga KI, Mignacca RC, Chang A, Zhang Y


Although the intention of the 2016 US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain was not to limit pain treatment for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), clinicians and patients have recognized the possibility that the guideline may have altered outcomes for this population. However, the outcomes of the 2016 guideline for this patient population are unknown.