Opioids

Over the past ten years, the rate of opioid overdose deaths in Iowa has more than tripled. As our state seeks to address this growing problem, Iowa physicians must on the forefront. This resource page has been developed to help prescribers  access the resources necessary to grow their medical knowledge and lead efforts to combat opioid abuse, while continuing to provide high-quality care to their patients.

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CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Information on the 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) opioid prescribing guidelines.

CDC Guideline Resource: Clinical Tools

Clinical resources to support implementation of the CDC opioid prescribing guidelines, including information on the CDC prescribing mobile app, prescribing checklists and pocket guides, nonopioid treatment options, and calculating total daily opioid dosage.

JAMA Special Communication: CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Information on the development of the CDC prescribing guidelines and a summary of the 12 primary recommendations.

My Top Care

Multiple tools to assist prescribers with risk assessment and monitoring, continued treatment with opioids, urine drug tests, and stopping of opioids.

Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic

2017 Recommendations from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Free report available for download here.

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