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opioid ​Prescribing Guidelines

Under Governor Wolf’s leadership, this administration has taken significant steps to improve doctor prescribing practices.  The Department of Health and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs convenes the Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices Task Force.   The task force membership includes various state agencies, representatives from medical associations, provider advocates and community members.  The task force developed and adopted guidelines for nine medical specialties on the safe and effective use of opioids in the treatment of pain.

 
Click on an image below to download a PDF of the guidelines.
Opioids to Treat Chronic Noncancer Pain  ED Pain Treatment Guidelines  Opioids in Dental Practice 

 
Opioid Dispensing Guidelines  OBGYN Pain Treatment  Geriatric Pain

 
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