CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is in the process of updating the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The draft updated Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids is available for public comment in the Federal Register. The public comment period will be open for 60 days, through April 11, 2022. CDC encourages all patients, caregivers, providers, and others who care about safe, effective, and informed pain treatment options to submit their comments via the Federal Register docket.
Please see the CDC webpage detailing the process of updating the Guideline. Encourage people you know who have direct experience with the role of opioids in pain care and the importance of the patient-clinician relationship to visit the Federal Register, review the draft update to the Guideline, and add their perspectives to the Federal Register Notice.
Learn more about the Federal Register Notice and how to submit a comment:
- Federal Register: Reader Aids: Using FederalRegister.Gov
- Federal Register: Reader Aids: Videos & Tutorials
View the process and timeline of the draft Guideline update: www.cdc.gov/opioids/guideline-update/index.htmlTags: Opioid Crisis Public Comment Request SAMHSA