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Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

After studying other state and national recommendations, the Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Oklahoma Workgroup created guidelines for Oklahoma prescribers in 2017. The guidelines were developed to help improve communication between clinicians and patients about the risks and benefits of opioid therapy for pain management, improve the safety and effectiveness of pain treatment, and reduce the risks associated with long-term opioid therapy, including opioid use disorder, overdose, and death, while preserving patient access to needed medical treatment.

In 2018, the Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Oklahoma Workgroup partnered with the Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative’s (OPQIC) Oklahoma Mothers and Newborns affected by Opioids (OMNO) Project to form a multidisciplinary sub-workgroup called the Opioid Prescribing and Pregnancy Workgroup. This sub-workgroup aims to address the use of opioids for pain management in pregnant patients and the treatment of pregnant patients with opioid use disorder to improve patient outcomes. For more information and resources, visit

Oklahoma Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing Guidelines

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Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 N.E. 10th Street - Map to OSDH
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117
Telephone: (405) 271-3430
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