[Use of opiates for chronic pain].

  • François Larue
  • Published 1996 in Bulletin de l'Academie nationale de medecine
World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended since 1986 simple methods to control pain due to cancer. The use of analgesic medications, appropriate to the severity of pain reported by the patient, is the key point of WHO guidelines. It has been shown that the use of analgesic medication and particularly of morphine to control severe pain is insufficient… CONTINUE READING