Thank you to all FedUP! Supporters that shared their stories in support of the CDC Guidelines efforts to call for more cautious opioid prescribing.
If you were not aware of the opportunity, the CDC had planned to release a guideline calling for more cautious opioid prescribing. CDC’s plan to release this in January was effectively blocked by intense pressure from the opioid lobby, which sees more cautious opioid use as a financial threat.
CDC was pressured into opening a federal docket on its draft guideline. This is highly unusual and will tack months on to the process. Federal dockets are typically opened for public comment on proposed regulations – not on medical guidance issued by the CDC.
Your comments in support of CDC’s effort have created a chance for the CDC Guidelines to be released. Thank you again you have made a difference!