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Prescription Drug Overdose

CDC Releases Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

CDC Releases Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

As part of the urgent response to the epidemic of overdose deaths, CDC issued new recommendations for prescribing opioid medications for chronic pain, excluding cancer, palliative, and end-of-life care.

3/15/2016 9:02:00 AM

Opioid Painkiller Prescribing

Opioid Painkiller Prescribing

Health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers in 2012, enough for every American adult to have a bottle of pills, according to a new Vital Signs report.

7/1/2014 9:03:00 AM

Prescription Painkiller Epidemic Among Women

Prescription Painkiller Epidemic Among Women

Women are dying from prescription painkiller overdoses at rates never seen before, according to a new CDC Vital Signs.

7/2/2013 2:27:00 PM

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