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No shortcuts to safer opioid prescribing.

Dowell D, Haegerich T, Chou R. No Shortcuts to Safer Opioid Prescribing. N Engl J Med. 2019;380(24):2285-2287. doi:10.1056/NEJMp1904190.

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May 8, 2019
Dowell D, Haegerich T, Chou R. N Engl J Med. 2019;380(24):2285-2287.

Improving opioid prescribing is a complex challenge that requires multipronged approaches to achieve safe patient pain management. This commentary offers insights to help organizations effectively implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guideline and notes how misapplication of recommendations have resulted in unintended consequences such as patient harm.

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Dowell D, Haegerich T, Chou R. No Shortcuts to Safer Opioid Prescribing. N Engl J Med. 2019;380(24):2285-2287. doi:10.1056/NEJMp1904190.

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