ATIP responds to the recent announcement from CDC representatives regarding overstating prescription opioid deaths

The Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain (ATIP) releases the following response to the recent announcement by the CDC concerning their estimates of annual overdoses tied to prescribed opioids. The American Journal of Public Health published an article in the April 2018 issue which states that an error in an algorithm which the CDC used caused the number of deaths involving prescribed opioids to be “significantly inflated” going back as far as 2006.

To read the full article, please follow this link:  https://atipusa.org/?mdocs-file=2393

To read the article by the CDC, please follow this link:  https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/10.2105/AJPH.2017.304265