Legal Complaint Filed Against CDC Opioid Guidelines

Comments/complaints filed by the Washington Legal Foundation regarding the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines:

On November 17, 2015, WLF filed formal comments with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), calling on CDC to withdraw its Draft Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and, before renewing efforts to write guidelines, to generate reliable data on ways to ensure adequate treatment of patients while preventing opioid abuse. 

WLF argued that CDC has been conducting its administrative proceeding with unwarranted secrecy and in clear violation of the transparency requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). 

The CDC Draft Guideline—which CDC has never publicly released but which was leaked in late September—calls on doctors to cut back significantly on prescriptions of opioids to treat patients with chronic pain, as a means of reducing the possibility of drug addiction and abuse. Many advocates for patients suffering from chronic pain have decried CDC’s proposal; they fear that it would deprive patients of adequate treatment.

Download the WLF Comments – definitely a worthwhile and extremely satisfying read:

http://www.wlf.org/upload/litigation/misc/CDCComments-Opioids.pdf

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4 thoughts on “Legal Complaint Filed Against CDC Opioid Guidelines

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    1. Zyp Czyk Post author

      I think it’s a flagrant case of the govt “practicing medicine without a license” – I can’t believe the AMA isn’t having a total fit, and I really wonder who/what muzzled them so completely.

      Maybe it’s because simply prescribing the same exact pills in the same exact amounts over and over for decades doesn’t generate nearly as much income as all these “therapies” that have to be continued for life.

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