While we’ve been thrown under the bus by most doctors, a few brave souls have been protesting since the unscientific and anti-opioid biased CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines were issued.
Each year, more doctors are speaking up and our medical professional advocates are publishing more and more studies poking holes in the guideline’s methodology and assumptions.
Below, I’ve listed these papers and articles in reverse chronological order so you can see the groundswell of opposition from medical experts (not self-appointed gurus) growing louder each year:
- Stanford Letter to Oregon Chronic Pain Task Force
- Kertesz & Twillman Dispute Oregon Proposal
- Curbs urged on “forced opioid tapering”
- Health Professionals for Patients in Pain (HP3)
- Doctors Standing Up for Pain Patients
- A Crisis of Opioids and the Limits of Prescription Control
- Doctors & Scientists Dispute Oregon Forced Taper
- CDC opioid guideline causing patients harm
- Three Doctors Supporting Pain Patients’ Concerns
- Restrictions on Opioids Are Threat to Human Rights
- Medicare Opioid Limits Unjustified and Unethical
- Doctors Oppose New Medicare Opioid Limits
- Doctors Say Opioid Limit Unhealtful and Risky
- Opioid Prescription Control: When The Corrective Goes Too Far
- Opioid restrictions draw opposition from doctors
- Doctors successfully resist new opioid restrictions
- Doctors finally rebelling against opioid restrictions
- Opioid dose reductions agonizing for pain patients
- Unintended Consequences of Limiting Rx Opioids
- Gaslighting the Public to Push a Political Agenda
- Will Limits on Opioid Rx Duration Prevent Addiction?
- CDC Opioid ‘Guideline’ -> Pain Patient Suicides
- Creating an Unnecessary Opioid Public Health Crisis
- Docs warn Medicare crackdown will hurt pain patients
- Even Guideline Writers Express Concern over its Use
- Opioids, Addiction, and Pain: Briefing for Policy Leaders
In March of this year, the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline was released. Most medical professionals remained silent in the face of this atrocity, but a few refused to compromise their medical ethics (and intelligence).
- The Changing Opioid Epidemic: Not from Rx
- CDC Guidelines Refuted with Scientific Evidence – this was the first academic paper enumerating the guideline’s unscientific foundation, its many flaws, and the obvious bias of the writers.
- Opioids, Pain and the CDC’s Guideline: Needs Improvement
- Doctors Need to Focus on People, Not Pills