CDC looking for comments on pain, pain management and opioid use

CDC looking for comments on pain, pain management and opioid use

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is asking stakeholders to give them insight into pain and pain management.

In an effort to help the agency understand pain and pain management, as well as the benefits and harms of opioid use, the CDC is asking those with acute or chronic pain, family members and caregivers of those with chronic pain, health care providers who treat patients for pain or conditions that can complicate pain management like opioid use disorder or overdose, to provide the agency with written comments pain, pain management, and opioid use.

The CDC warned that any comments made would be part of the public record and should not contain any private, proprietary, or confidential information that would not be appropriate for public disclosure. Any names and contact information included in the body of the comments would be on public display, the CDC said.

Comments can be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal or mailed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop S106-9, Atlanta, GA 30329. Comments should include the agency name and the docket number – CDC 2020-0029.

The deadline for submission is June 16, 2020.