CDC Releases Draft Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

February 25, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the long-anticipated notice of its draft 2022 Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids. 

The draft guidance updates the CDC’s 2016 guidance and is intended for clinicians providing outpatient pain care for patients 18 years or older with acute pain, subacute pain, or chronic pain. 

The 2022 draft guidance includes a detailed summary of findings that informed the CDC’s recommendations. To read a summary of the guidance, click here.