Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Chronic Opioid Therapy.


Evidence supports the use of opioids for treating acute pain. However, the evidence is limited for the use of chronic opioid therapy for chronic pain. Furthermore, the risks of chronic therapy are significant and may outweigh any potential benefits. When considering chronic opioid therapy, physicians should weigh the risks against any possible benefits… (More)

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@article{Lembke2016WeighingTR, title={Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Chronic Opioid Therapy.}, author={Anna Lembke and Keith Humphreys and Jordan Newmark}, journal={American family physician}, year={2016}, volume={93 12}, pages={982-90} }