A pilot study published in the November issue of Patient Education and Counseling is said to be the first to analyze the nature of patient/prescriber conversations about opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain. The study provides a window into how uncertainty about potential addiction and misuse of opioids is managed through patient-physician communication. Read a news report about the research here. A link to the source journal and study abstract may be found here.
Posted on January 13, 2014