Opioids for chronic pain.

@article{Grady2011OpioidsFC,
  title={Opioids for chronic pain.},
  author={Deborah Grady and Seth A Berkowitz and Mitchell H. Katz},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={171 16},
  pages={1426-7}
}
A S PRACTICING PHYSICIANS, WE HAVE OBserved that the problems associated with opioid medications for the treatment of chronic pain are growing rapidly. In primary and specialty care, chronic nonmalignant pain is common, with 20% to 40% of adults reporting chronic pain. Opioids are the most common means of treatment for chronic pain; 15% to 20% of office visits in the United States now include the prescription of an opioid, and 4 million Americans per year are prescribed a long-acting opioid… CONTINUE READING
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