The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in determining when to initiate or continue opioids for chronic pain (pain lasting longer than 3 months or past the time of normal tissue healing), recommend the following:
Additional guidance on the safe and effective use of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain is available through the Provider’s Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O)*. PCSS-O is a national training and mentoring project developed in response to the prescription opioid overdose epidemic.
*Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Providers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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