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Healthcare professionals say CDC opioid guidelines are damaging to pain patients

More than 300 healthcare professionals told on disease control and prevention centers that the agency's benchmarks for using opioids against chronic pain are damaging to patients suffering from long-term pain and benefiting from prescription drugs. 19659002] Healthcare providers, including three former US drug cars, said that the CDC daily numerical threshold for opioid use has led insurers to refuse compensation, pharmacies to set up barriers to getting drugs and risks to doctors who want to release more . "In summary, these measures have resulted in many caregivers experiencing a significant category of vulnerable patients as institutional and professional debts that should contain or be eliminated, rather than as people need care," they said in a letter to the authority. They said the patients have endured unnecessary pain, turned to illegal drugs and even committed suicide. The role of opioids for chronic pain has been one of the most controversial aspects of the nationwide degradation of narcotic prescription. The CDC Guidelines, issued in 2016, claim that there are few signs of the use of opioids for pain beyond 12 weeks. But many patients have argued that long-term use of the drugs is all that stands between them and unpleasant pain, and that they can take the drug without becoming dependent or dependent. Building the anecdotal evidence led the experts, who call themselves Health Professionals for Patients in Pain, wrote to the CDC. The CDC did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday. The National Institute of Health is studying the…

More than 300 healthcare professionals told on disease control and prevention centers that the agency’s benchmarks for using opioids against chronic pain are damaging to patients suffering from long-term pain and benefiting from prescription drugs. 19659002] Healthcare providers, including three former US drug cars, said that the CDC daily numerical threshold for opioid use has led insurers to refuse compensation, pharmacies to set up barriers to getting drugs and risks to doctors who want to release more .

“In summary, these measures have resulted in many caregivers experiencing a significant category of vulnerable patients as institutional and professional debts that should contain or be eliminated, rather than as people need care,” they said in a letter to the authority.

They said the patients have endured unnecessary pain, turned to illegal drugs and even committed suicide.

The role of opioids for chronic pain has been one of the most controversial aspects of the nationwide degradation of narcotic prescription. The CDC Guidelines, issued in 2016, claim that there are few signs of the use of opioids for pain beyond 12 weeks.

But many patients have argued that long-term use of the drugs is all that stands between them and unpleasant pain, and that they can take the drug without becoming dependent or dependent. Building the anecdotal evidence led the experts, who call themselves Health Professionals for Patients in Pain, wrote to the CDC.

The CDC did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

The National Institute of Health is studying the issue as part of its long-term initiative to help with end-use and last week, the Food and Drug Administration ordered pharmaceutical companies to investigate whether opioids are effective against chronic pain.

Meanwhile, the number of opioid prescriptions issued annually has fallen sharply, from a peak of more than 255 million in 2012 to 191 million in 2017, according to the CDC. Many states have set limits on opioid prescription.

Still, 47,600 people of opioid doses failed in 2017, over 17,000 of them from legal analgesics such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and methadone.

The CDC guidelines suggest 90 mg of morphine or equivalent as a daily ceiling for opioid use against pain. But the letter says insurers, regulators and others have used the figure “as both a professional standard and a professional suspicion threshold”.

The group called on the CDC to investigate the damage that the border can do to patients and to clarify the guidelines, especially when interrupting patients’ opioid use.

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