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Join CDC Webinar on Draft Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) invites physicians, other health care providers, patients, and organization representatives to provide input on Draft CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain during a webinar presentation and discussion scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at 2:30-4:00 PM EDT. The recommendations are intended for the prescribing of opioid pain relievers for patients 18 and older with chronic pain, in primary care settings, outside end-of-life care.

During the webinar, CDC experts will walk through the guideline development process and the 12 top-line prescribing recommendations. CDC will pause for webinar participants to provide comments for each recommendation. Participants can submit comments 1) orally over the phone, 2) in writing in real-time via the webinar portal, or 3) via email immediately after the webinar and up through 5:00 PM EDT on September 17, 2015. The email address will be provided at the time of the webinar.

CDC will summarize public comments and provide responses to comments in a document that will be posted on the NCIPC Peer Review Agenda website in October 2015. The written summary will be anonymous and will not include names of individuals or organizations submitting comments.

There is no charge for the webinar, but given the limited lines available via the webinar platform, participants must register in advance. Select the link to the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Public Webinar, and click "register." Once registered, you will receive an email containing a link to the webinar for use on the day of the presentation. A conference line will be displayed once the webinar begins.

The CDC needs your input in order to improve the content, clarity, and utility of the draft recommendations.

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