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“Effective implementation of the guideline requires recognition that there are no shortcuts to safer opioid prescribing or to appropriate and safe reduction or discontinuation of opioid use,” says Deborah Dowell, M.D. and Senior Medical Advisor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a recent article published in The New England Journal of Medicine. This article was written in response to what Dowell refers to as the “misapplication” of the guidelines by physicians when…
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