The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced an opportunity to hear stakeholders’ perspectives on and experiences with pain and pain management, including but not limited to the benefits and harms of opioid use. These stakeholders include patients with acute or chronic pain, patients’ family members and/or caregivers, and healthcare providers who care for patients with pain or conditions that can complicate pain management (e.g., opioid use disorder or overdose).
As part of this effort, CDC will be holding approximately 100 individual conversations with stakeholders over the phone or through an internet-enabled virtual platform. These conversations are intended to supplement CDC’s prior efforts, which solicited written comments that AAPM&R responded to last month.
Stakeholders must follow the steps outlined in the Federal Register to express interest in participating by August 21.