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CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain — United States, 2022

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This guideline is designed to support clinicians in caring for adult outpatients with pain, including clinicians incorporating opioids into pain treatment. The guideline encompasses recommendations for management of pain ranging from acute to longer-term (chronic). It offers guidance for clinicians in deciding whether to start opioid treatment for pain, choosing opioids and determining dosages, and managing risk.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)