The Center for Opioid Research and Education is a consortium of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and patients who together created procedure specific opioid prescribing guidelines. In 2017, the consortium published guidelines offering consensus recommendations for the range of appropriate opioid prescribing following 20 common surgical procedures, and in 2018 published guidelines for 14 common dental procedures. Guidelines for dermatological procedures are forthcoming. The guidelines are available for free on this website and can also be found in the following journal publications:
1. Farooqui OA, Bruh WE, Lecholop MK, et al. Opioid guidelines for common dental surgical procedures: a multidisciplinary panel consensus. International Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2019.09.001 Accessed October 18, 2019.
2. Overton HN, Hanna MN, Bruhn WE, Hutfless S, Bicket MC, Markary MA. Opioid-prescribing guidelines for common surgical procedures: an expert panel consensus. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2018;227(4):411-418. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2018.07.659 Accessed October 18, 2019.
Funding source: Donation of time and effort by consortium members
The website for the Center for Opioid Research and Education which publishes procedure specific opioid prescribing guidelines.