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Pennsylvania Opioid Prescribing Guidelines



Download Pediatric
and Adolescent
Prescribing Guidelines

​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.

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.


Download Opioid
Prescribing Guidelines


Download ED Opioid Prescribing Guidelines


Download Dental
Prescribing Guidelines


Download Dispensing Guidelines for Pharmacists


Download Guidelines for Obstetrics and Gynecology


Download Guidelines for Geriatrics


Download Guidelines
for Safe Prescribing
of Benzodiazepines


Download Guidelines for
Use of Addiction Treatment
Medications In the
Treatment of Pregnant
Patients with Opioid
Use Disorder


The Safe Prescribing of
Opioids in Orthopedics
and Sports Medicine

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