The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new prescription guidelines strongly urge physicians to reduce their use of opioid analgesics in the treatment of chronic pain. Specifically, the guidelines outline a multidisciplinary approach that includes interventional pain management and limited use of immediate-release opioids instead of extended-release or long-acting opioids. This presentation will address the practical aspects of these recommendations and how frontline practitioners can contextualize this information to better manage their patients to restore functionality and quality of life. (Recorded at PAINWeek 2016)
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