Practical Reviews

Pendulum Swings on How We Prescribe Opioids

Not many decades ago in the United States, the dosing of opioid medications was not considered to be an issue except that inadequate dosing causing inadequate analgesia was frowned on and that pushing the dose higher and higher was considered, in many cases, to be appropriate and necessary to adequately treat pain. I have been in this field for a long time, and I remember when the use of opioids was frowned on. Then with the coming of evidence that opioids were efficacious for canc more...
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