CDC Draft Opioid Prescribing Guideline Now Available for Public Comment
Under pressure from pain advocates (including ICA) for greater transparency and more public input, CDC has opened a 30-day comment period on its opioid prescribing guideline for chronic pain: http://www.regulations.gov/#!home. Enter docket # CDC-2015-0112 in the search bar on the main menu to find the comment section. Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=CDC-2015-0112-0002 if you would like to review the CDC guideline before commenting. Comment deadline is January 13. Once finalized, the guideline will influence the work of public-health officials and private physicians and directly impact millions who suffer with chronic pain.