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Opioid Prescriber Information

Downloadable sample forms

These downloadable sample forms can be integrated into provider practices. (Prescribers are not required to use these forms; they are provided as a guide, and the state recognizes that each practice will have unique needs):

Downloadable poster and brochure

The documents linked below are for providers to print and display in their offices encouraging patients to openly discuss safe use of opioids.

AB 474 Information

Overdose Prevention - naloxone

Visit the Overdose Prevention page for information about naloxone treatment and other resources aimed at preventing opioid-related overdoses and deaths.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Prescriber Information

    Overview This site provides a large amount of information on the basics of opioids, overdose prevention, information for both patients and providers as well as the data that explains the science and reality of the current state of opioids in the US nationwide and within the individual states. The provider tab, specifically, gives recommendations that focus on clinical practice and provide evidence and guidance to improve how these drugs are prescribed to promote patient care.

    Highlights – Resources relating to the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain US (2016). Which article addresses both the research and recommendations on the issue to help inform prescribing clinicians:

    • When to initiate or continue opioids for chronic pain:
    • Opioid selection, dosage, duration, follow-up and discontinuation; and
    • Assessing risk and addressing harms of opioid use.
    • Information is made available through webinars trainings, videos, posters, checklists, fact sheets and a mobile app.
    • CDC Prescriber Information website

    General Resources