Management of Acute and Chronic Pain: Opportunity for Stakeholder Engagement
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces 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. CDC is asking stakeholders interested in participating to contact CDC as outlined in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
These conversations are intended to supplement the efforts of CDC's prior FRN (85 FR 21441) which solicited written public comment on the same topical areas between April and June 2020.
Persons interested in participating should contact CDC as described below no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT August 21, 2020.