Stefan Kertesz, MD, on the CDC's Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Stefan Kertesz, MD, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, discusses the CDC's opioid prescribing guidelines why they have received some backlash, how inappropriate implementation of the guidelines has harmed patients, and what needs to change in order to reduce patient harm while being mindful of the US opioid epidemic.

Stefan G. Kertesz, MD, is a professor of medicine in the Division of Preventive Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

ADDITIONAL READING

Check out Dr Kertesz and colleagues' article, Challenges With Implementing the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention Opioid Guideline, which was published in Pain Medicine.

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