CDC to host meeting/call on ‘Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that it will give a background presentation on the “potential update/expansion of the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain” during a Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (BSC/NCIPC) meeting in Atlanta on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 4.

BSC/NCIPC “advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Director, CDC, and the Director, NCIPC, regarding surveillance, research, and implementation, dissemination, and evaluation of evidence-based strategies for the prevention of injury and violence.”

Public comments will be accepted from 3:35 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, and from 10:40 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. on Thursday, December 5.

CDC stresses that the on-site meeting will be limited to the first 70 registrants, while up to 2,000 will be able to participate by conference call. Participants can also upload any comments at the bottom of the registration form.

CDC says that, “Attendance in-person and public comment will occur based on order of registration. Those registering for public comment will be called to speak first (either in person or by phone), in order of registration. After persons who have registered have spoken, remaining time in the public comment periods (if any) will be used for members of the public who have not registered but wish to offer comment.” It also emphasizes that “…individuals making public comments during the meeting will have a two-minute speaking limit…”

CDC will provide participants with additional details after they register.


‘CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain – U.S., 2016