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CDC Advises Against Use Of Extended Release Opioids, Redefines High Dose

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New clinical practice guideline recommends immediate-release opioids instead of extended-release and long-acting opioids when starting pain therapy. It specifies high dose is 50 mg morphine equivalent dose (MME) per day or higher. The 2016 guideline had set it at 90 MME/day.

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