Opioid pills When studying the CDC guide, employers can recognize the importance of both treating pain as well as screening, recognizing, and intervening when risky and/or problematic drug use exists.

In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) developed the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. Born out of America's opioid epidemic and struggle with pain, the CDC analyzed research on opioid prescribing and pain treatment to ultimately develop the guide.

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