The American Academy of Pain Management sent this letter to the chair and key members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, regarding the flawed process used by CDC in developing its opioid prescribing guidelines. The letter was also sent this letter to the chair and ranking member of the Senate HELP Committee.
The letter details the most important methodological shortcomings in CDC’s process, and asks that the committees investigate to determine why a more robust and appropriate procedure was not followed. Finally, the Academy asks the committees to suggest to CDC that they scrap this guideline and start over, using a more inclusive process.
This issue is not going away.