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CIAO’s educational materials were developed by the San Francisco Department of Public Health and reviewed by a panel of experts. Materials are regularly updated to include new scientific literature and changes in policy and programming.

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Opioids and Chronic Pain: A guide for primary care providers


Last Updated: Feb. 2023

Last Updated: Feb. 2021


Last Updated: June 2018
Pending updates to reflect changes in DEA waiver requirement


Last Updated: Dec. 2020

As of December 2022, there is no longer a federal requirement for practitioners to have an X-Waiver to prescribe Buprenorphine for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Only a standard DEA registration number is required. Information from SAMHSA on the intricacies of these changes can be found here.

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