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You'll hear debate about when and how to taper chronic opioids.

CDC experts say that some opioid policies, such as from payers or states, go beyond the guidelines...leading to unintended consequences.

For example, CDC discourages increasing opioid doses to 90 morphine milligram equivalents (MME)/day or more...for chronic noncancer pain. But this doesn't mean forcing tapers or suddenly stopping high opioid doses.

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