New CDC Report Shows Opioid Guidelines Have Not Slowed Drug Overdose Deaths

The CDC’s focus on prescription opioids has left synthetic fentanyl and other drugs to expand sign

A detailed analysis of the impact the CDC's 2016 guidelines for the prescribing of opioids has been published by the CDC in their 2/7/2021 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The CDC researchers concluded that the CDC's controversial opioid prescribing guidelines as a solution for increasing deaths from opioid use were not effective in addressing the opioid crisis.The focus on restricting prescription opioids in causing the increased opioid deaths resulted in missing the dramatic growth and disproportionate impact of illegal opioids, particularly heroine and synthetic fentanyl.

Links to the CDC MMWR below!

The MMWR summary report

The MMWR full report