Prescription Drugs

Guideline Resources: Clinical Tools (Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017  The Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain is intended to help providers determine when and how to prescribe opioids for chronic pain, and also how to use nonopioid and nonpharmacologic options that are... read more

Quality Improvement and Care Coordination: Implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aims to save lives and prevent prescription opioid misuse, opioid use disorder (OUD), and overdose by equipping providers with the knowledge, tools, and guidance they... read more

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016

Centers for disease Control and Prevention, 2016 This guideline provides recommendations for primary care clinicians who are prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care. The guideline addresses 1) when... read more

Rhode Island Permanent Prescription Drug Disposal Sites

Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals, October 2018 This flyer lists the permanent drug disposal sites in Rhode Island along with their location and phone number. read more

Trends in opioid use in commercially insured and Medicare Advantage populations in 2007-16: retrospective cohort study

The BMJ, August 2018 The objective of this peer-reviewed research is to describe trends in the rate and daily dose of opioids used among commercial and Medicare Advantage beneficiaries from 2007-2016. read more

The Hope & Recovery
Support Line

In the event of an opioid overdose, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also talk to your doctor about medication-assisted treatment.

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