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Task Force Calls for Multi-Pronged Treatment of Pain, Questions CDC Guidelines

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Friday, January 4, 2019 | 618 | 0 | 186 min read

A federal task force has released a draft report on opioids and pain management, recommending an individualized, multifaceted approach to treating pain as well as expanded insurance coverage for non-drug pain therapies. The task force report also adds to mounting criticism of how the Centers for Disease Control’s nearly three-year-old opioid prescribing guideline is being implemented. “Some experts have noted that the guideline emphasizes the risk of opioids while minimizing the benefit of this medication class when properly managed,” the report states. It also notes t...

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