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Nonpharmacologic and Pharmacologic Management of Acute Pain From Non–Low Back, Musculoskeletal Injuries in Adults: A Clinical Guideline From the American College of Physicians and American Academy of Family Physicians.

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) developed this guideline to provide clinical recommendations on nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic management of acute pain from non–low back, musculoskeletal injuries in adults in the outpatient setting. The guidance is based on current best available evidence about benefits and harms, taken in the context of costs and patient values and preferences. This guideline does not address noninvasive treatment of low back pain, which is covered by a separate ACP guideline that has also been endorsed by AAFP. Read the details.

CDC Opioid Workgroup Appoints AAPM Members

AAPM members Beth Darnall, PhD, and Mark Wallace, MD, were appointed to the Centers for Disease Control Opioid Workgroup by the Board of Scientific Counselors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (BSC/NCIPC). The Opioid Workgroup (roster), is responsible for reviewing the quality of evidence reviews and guidelines, and will make recommendations regarding revisions to existing CDC opioid prescribing guideline and the creation of new prescribing guidelines for acute and chronic pain.

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