Get Pennsylvania's Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2020

PAMED and other key stakeholders developed voluntary prescribing guidelines in 2014 for the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain and the emergency department.

Since that time, additional guidelines have been developed by the state and stakeholders, and some existing guidelines like chronic, non-cancer pain and emergency department have been revised.

The two most recent guidelines - on safe administration of subanesthetic ketamine and on treating acute and chronic pain in patients with sickle cell disease - were added in July 2020.


Here are the latest prescribing guidelines to assist you with your practice.

Note: These guidelines are voluntary and not intended to replace a physician's clinical judgment. They encourage health care providers to incorporate several best practices when caring for patients receiving opioids for the treatment of pain.

 


 

 
These guidelines are voluntary and not intended to replace a physician's clinical judgment. They encourage health care providers to incorporate several best practices when caring for patients receiving opioids for the treatment of pain.


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