CDC releases new guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain

In response to increasing rates of opioid use disorder and overdose, new guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that nonpharmacologic therapies be the first-line treatment for chronic pain. They list physical therapy, weight loss, and psychological therapies (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy) as evidence-based treatments for chronic pain.

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Friday, March 18, 2016