Category: Policy

Flawed proposed Oregon opioid policy opposes CDC guideline, creates risks

The misapplication of the CDC guideline on opioid prescribing for chronic pain has caused confusion, suffering, and harm to patients. Fundamentally, policies and practices that support tapering to specified doses or involuntary opioid tapering runs counter to guidance from the CDC, FDA, the U.S. Surgeon General, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of […]

Call for Action on Forced Opioid Tapering Proposal in Oregon

Yesterday we submitted a letter to Oregon Governor Kate Brown opposing a proposed community-based forced prescription opioid tapering in patients taking long-term prescription opioids. Our letter expresses concerns over a lack of evidence to support reductive policies that center on forced opioid tapering, particularly rapidly and to extremely low doses. We appreciate the Governor’s desire to […]