Prescribing opioids in primary care: avoiding perils and pitfalls.

Abstract

Millions of Americans have chronic pain for which chronic opioid therapy may be warranted. In light of recent abuse of these medications, clinicians must exercise caution and develop uniform approaches to prescribing. It is possible to assess for opioid risk and safely prescribe opioids. 
DOI: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000446868.79458.da

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