HHS Publishes New Opioid Tapering Guide for Healthcare Providers

January 8, 2019 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently published a new guide for healthcare providers focused on helping to discontinue or reduce the dosage of long-term opioids. The HHS Guide for Clinicians on the Appropriate Dosage Reduction or Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Analgesics offers guidance for determining when opioid tapering is appropriate, steps to take before tapering opioids, schedules for both slow and fast tapers, and an opioid tapering flowchart.…
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