Chronic pain and opiates: balancing pain control and risks in long-term opioid treatment.

@article{Gallagher2008ChronicPA,
  title={Chronic pain and opiates: balancing pain control and risks in long-term opioid treatment.},
  author={Rollin M. Gallagher and Lisa J Rosenthal},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2008},
  volume={89 3 Suppl 1},
  pages={S77-82}
}
UNLABELLED The risks and benefits of opioid analgesics for chronic pain conditions and diseases are discussed in the context of the concern about the public health problems of poorly managed pain and prescription drug abuse and addiction. New strategies for risk management in treating patients with chronic pain are described. Opioids for chronic pain may be used effectively in the context of clinical strategies for risk management and selectively tailored, biopsychosocial pain management… CONTINUE READING

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