Because of the potentially harmful repercussions of prescribing opioids, practitioners are encouraged to abide by a number of guidelines that detail established best practices, safe prescribing of opioids for chronic pain, as well as the use of medications such as buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid addiction.
Welcome to episode 1 of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry podcast featuring Dr. Roger Chou. As a member of the committee that developed the CDC opioid guidelines released in April, 2016, Dr. Chou has a unique perspective on the development, rationale and scientific evidence for the recommendations.
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- The Center for Disease Control published Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.
- The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association, together with the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians and the Virginia Chapter Division of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, have issued Virginia Hospital Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing Guidelines.
- The American Society of Addiction Medicine has developed the National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use to provide information on evidence-based treatment of opioid use disorder.