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Thursday, March 17, 2016

CDC director: Opiate painkillers physicians prescribe 'are just as addictive as heroin'

Opioids are bad medicine for chronic pain, say new federal guidelines

Snippet of Article: "...The appeal accompanied the release of new guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that strongly discourage doctors from prescribing opiates — such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin — for back problems, migraines, arthritis and other chronic conditions, a routine practice over the last decade and a half..."

Source: www.latimes.com

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More Reading:

  • CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016 | MMWR