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September 19, 2022

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CME Credit



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An opioid abuse epidemic now plagues US healthcare. It was caused, in part, by overzealous advocacy for controlling chronic pain resulting in overuse of narcotics. There are now 2 million Americans addicted to opioids. The approach for treating chronic pain must change. In this podcast, we summarize recent CDC guidelines for the proper use of opioids for treating chronic pain.

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Educational Objectives

To learn about the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guideline for the use of opioids in chronic pain management.


Guidelines, Opioids, Pain Medicine, Substance Use and Addiction, Surgery


Medical Knowledge, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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