Use of opioids in chronic noncancer pain

Stephan A. Schug, Mir Wais Sekandarzad

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    Abstract

    Opioids play a much smaller role in the management of chronic noncancer pain than they do in that of severe acute pain and cancer pain. They are beneficial in a small subset of patients with chronic noncancer pain but there are pharmacological, psychological and societal concerns about their current widespread use for this indication.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2-5
    Number of pages4
    JournalMedicine Today
    Volume16
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015

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