CDC- GUIDELINE FOR PRESCRIBING OPIOIDS FOR CHRONIC PAIN

CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain is intended to improve communication between providers and
patients about the risks and benefits of opioid therapy for chronic pain, improve the safety and effectiveness of pain
treatment, and reduce the risks associated with long-term opioid therapy, including opioid use disorder and overdose.
The Guideline is not intended for patients who are in active cancer treatment, palliative care, or end-of-life care.

https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdf/Guidelines_Factsheet-a.pdf