CDC Issues Key Clarification on Guideline for Prescribing Opiods for Chronic Pain

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released clarification on prescribing opioids to manage pain for certain conditions.

The clarification, regarding CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain– issued in a letter from the agency to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society of Hematology (ASH), and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) – comes as a result of a collaborative effort by these organizations to ensure safe and appropriate access to opioids for individuals living with sickle cell disease, as well as cancer patients and survivors.

To learn more, see the press release on this issue, and the letter from the CDC.

Reprinted from SCD Coalition April Update.

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