Terri Lewis PhD, an activist on health policy particularly as it applies to chronic pain, was asked by the NPR what is the best way to comment to the guidelines for opioid prescribing from CDC
Her advice is take your time, keep your cool and be intelligent. As Dr. Lewis said, “They don’t want your life story.” Limit your comments to the equivalent of about 500-700 words tops or two hand or typewritten pages.
Dr. Lewis also recommends that you ask friends and loved ones to comment also.
Here’s more of her excellent advice: http://nationalpainreport.com/tips-on-how-to-comment-to-the-cdc-on-opioid-guidelines-8828710.html
Here are previous posts with various ideas for effective commenting:
- Submitting Effective Comments on Proposed Regulations
- Writing effective comments on proposed regulations
- Making a Comment on the National Pain Strategy