Opioids Not Superior to Other Medicines for Some Chronic Pain
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 6, Number 7, October 2018
Rehan Aziz, MD
Dr. Aziz has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Rising rates of opioid overdose deaths have sounded alarm bells over opioid prescribing practices for chronic pain. Unfortunately, and despite the absence of quality data on their risks vs benefits, long-term opioid management has remained a common approach to managing chronic musculoskeletal pain.