CDC's Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain – (May 25, 2018)
18027 - General - Opioid.pdf
In 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. In addition to curtailing opioid therapy as the first line in chronic pain management, this guideline recommends avoiding an opioid dose of greater than 90 morphine milligram equivalents per day unless
cautiously justified. The document is on the CDC website.
If you have any questions regarding these guidelines, please contact:
Annette Grant, RPh.
Pharmacy Program Manager
Division of Health Care Finance
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
900 SW Jackson St., Suite 900-N
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 296-8406
Fax: (785) 296-4813