The Oregon Pain Guidance group (OPG) created the OPG guidelines (May 2016 update) for everyone who manages patients with pain: prescribers, behavioral professionals, those who dispense pain medications, and those who pay for them. In preparing these guidelines, we reviewed and incorporated recommendations from the Washington state AMDG guidelines (June 2015) and the CDC guidelines (March 2016).

We encourage healthcare organizations to use these guidelines along with other excellent resources, to create treatment guidelines of their own. A PDF of the entire document is available below. Organizations have permission to print additional copies. On request, we can also provide a Microsoft Word version.

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