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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Additional AHA News and Resources

HHS issues national pain strategy, AHA News Now (March 18, 2016)

CDC issues final opioid prescribing guidelines for adults with chronic pain, AHA News Now (March 15, 2016)

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, Guideline Resources, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention  (March 2016)

Senate approves bipartisan bill to address opioid epidemic, AHA News Now (March 10, 2016)

12 Steps Providers Can Take to Fight the Opioid Epidemic, Hospitals & Health Networks (March 2, 2016)

Senate holds hearing on opioid abuse epidemic, AHA News Now (February 23, 2016)

Senators urge FDA to implement risk management strategies for all prescription opioids AHA News Now (February 23, 2016)


Improvements to prescription drug monitoring programs can help stop overdose deaths,  Prescription Drug Abuse Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts (February 11, 2016)

The opioid overuse epidemic: what providers can do,  (February 2, 2016)

President to propose nearly $1.1 billion to fight opioid abuse, AHA News Now (February 2, 2016)



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