“Nearly nine of 10 physicians support the CDC’s draft guidelines on opioid prescribing, according to a survey from the physician networking site SERMO.
A total of 87% of 1,617 doctors surveyed said they would welcome or use the guidelines, which have been caught up in a controversy over whether the CDC was too secretive about its development process.
Despite questions raised by groups like the American Medical Association and the American Chronic Pain Association, physicians hold favorable views of the guidelines, which are expected to have some of the strongest impact on use of opioids in the U.S., even though they are not legally binding.”
Read more at: http://www.medpagetoday.com/Psychiatry/Addictions/55666
See related article: Attorney General Balderas Sends Letter to CDC on Opioid Drugs available at: http://krwg.org/post/attorney-general-balderas-sends-letter-cdc-opioid-drugs
Note: The CDC was all set to release the new set of guidelines in January but that has been postponed to allow for public hearings and taking comments online about the proposals.
Source: MedPageToday.com – January 14, 2016