This 2019 update from the Oregon Drug Use Research & Management board provides recommendations for the use of opioids in treating non-cancer pain. The document summarizes guidelines on opioid prescribing produced by the Veterans Administration, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the Oregon Health Authority. It also reviews 2019 Federal Drug Administration safety statements about the risks of abrupt tapering or discontinuation of opioid therapy and concludes with a summary of current recommendations for opioid prescribing for non-cancer pain.
Funding Source: Oregon Department of Human Services
The Oregon State Drug Review: Update on Recent Guidance and Safety Alerts for Opioid Use in Non-cancer Pain
A 2019 summary of opioid prescribing guidelines and current information from the Oregon DUR Board