Opioid Abuse in Chronic Pain – Misconceptions and Mitigation Strategies

April 14th, 2016

Nora Volkow, MD, Director of NIDA and Thomas McLellan, PhD, Founder of Treatment Research Institute, penned this review article published in the New England Journal of Medicine summarizing the current state of affairs regarding the opioid epidemic and effects on chronic pain patients. They provide three practice and policy changes that can reduce abuse-related risks and improve the treatment of chronic pain.

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