Physicians Question ‘Voluntary’ Nature Of CDC’s New Opioid Guidelines
Comments will be accepted until Jan. 13 on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, which were issued as a response to the nation's growing problem with opioid overdoses. Meanwhile, a New Hampshire task force on heroin and opioid abuse has sent its recommendations to the state's governor. A public hearing process is now slated to begin next month.
Doctors Question How CDC's Voluntary Opioid Guidelines Would Really Work
As providers consider the opioid prescribing guidelines being proposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the issues is whether labeling them as voluntary means doctors would not be bound to them.The CDC developed the guidelines in response to the growing number of opioid overdose deaths being recorded throughout the country. (Muchmore, 1/7)
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Bradley Lays Out Expectations Now That Drug Task Force Has Made Recommendations
The New Hampshire Legislature's joint task force on opioid and heroin abuse worked through December to discuss the state's growing drug epidemic. Those recommendations have been sent to the governor and public leaders, and they'll start going through a public hearing process in the legislature next week. (Biello, 1/7)