Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team releases new prescribing guidelines

The Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team recently released new Guidelines for the Management of Acute Pain Outside of Emergency Departments for the management of acute pain expected to resolve within 12 weeks. These new guidelines are intended to supplement—not replace—clinical judgment.

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The action team previously had released guidelines for emergency departments in 2012 and for the management of chronic pain in 2013. All three guidelines can be found at