Few high-quality guidelines exist for prescribing opioids to pain patients

Rigorous clinical practice guidelines could help physicians reduce rates of opioid misuse and overdose deaths among patients with chronic pain, according to an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Over the past two decades, rates of opioid abuse and overdose deaths have increased dramatically, highlighting the need for high-quality prescribing guidelines...
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