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Promoting balanced approaches 
to opioid stewardship

We are a learning hub for innovative training and technical assistance to support clinicians in providing compassionate chronic pain and opioid management

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has updated their Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain. These guidelines have been updated from the 2016 guidelines, with expanded recommendations that support clinicians and patients, and improve patient care and safety.

Opioids and Chronic Pain: A Guide for Primary Care Providers

The Center for Innovation in Academic Detailing on Opioids is excited to announce a new edition of both the California and National versions.

Included in this revision are two new topics:

  • Buprenorphine overlap initiation

  • Benzodiazepines with opioids

Other Highlights Include:

  • New content on non-opioid pharmacologic treatment of chronic pain

  • Updates to the controlled substance monitoring map in the national version

This article was written as a narrative summary of the guidebook and emphasizes the best practices in caring for patients who have often been ignored and stigmatized in healthcare settings as a result of their opioid use.

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