CDC has released the 2022 CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain, which updates and replaces the 2016 guideline. We are in the process of updating available resources and materials. Please refer to the 2022 Clinical Practice Guideline for current CDC recommendations and implementation strategies.

Posters for Patients and Providers

The Guideline for Prescribing Opioid for Chronic Pain is intended to help primary care providers determine when and how to prescribe opioids for chronic pain, and it equips providers with the information they need to discuss chronic pain treatment with their patients. The posters below can help patients and providers work together to manage pain effectively and safely.

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