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New Chronic Pain, CRPS Guidelines Take Effect Nov. 30

Monday, November 13, 2017 | 625 | 0 | 0 min read

Providers treating injured workers in Colorado will be advised to avoid prescribing the equivalent of more than 50 milligrams of morphine under new chronic pain guidelines that go into effect at the end of the month. The chronic pain guidelines, which were published along with new complex regional pain syndrome guidelines in the Colorado Register on Friday, recommend total use of narcotic painkillers remain at or below 50 morphine milligram equivalents, or MMEs. The Division of Workers’ Compensation’s new guidelines acknowledge that a stronger dosage may be appropriate for some p...

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