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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
http://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/prescribing/guideline.html

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
http://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdmp/

Implementation Of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Associated With Reductions In Opioid-Related Death Rates
Health Affairs
June 2016

National Safety Council has released Prescription Nation 2016 – Addressing America’s Drug Epidemic. The report ranks how states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history. The report “identifies four key actions states can take that could have immediate and sustained impact.

Nonrandomized Intervention Study of Naloxone Coprescription for Primary Care Patients Receiving Long-Term Opioid Therapy for Pain.  Annals of Internal Medicine; June 28, 2016