Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing

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United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Deaths from prescription painkillers have reached epidemic levels in the past decade. The number of overdose deaths is now greater than those of deaths from heroin and cocaine combined

Washington State Opioid Dosing Guidelines for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

2010 Opioid Dosing Guideline

The Opioid Dosing Guideline for Chronic non-cancer Pain guideline was originally published in March 2007 as an educational pilot. Sponsored by the Washington State Agency Medical Directors’ Group (AMDG), the original guideline and this updated version were developed in collaboration with actively practicing providers with extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of patients with chronic pain. It is intended as a resource for primary care providers treating adult patients with chronic noncancer pain. It does not apply to the treatment of acute pain, cancer pain, or end-of-life (hospice) care.