opioids

Opioids For Chronic Pain

The use of opioids to assuage end-of-life cancer pain is the incontrovertible standard of care. The use of opioids to treat chronic non-malignant pain, defined as pain that has lasted longer than 3 months, which is the time necessary for normal tissue healing, is the subject of debate.

Chronic non-malignant pain in this post will be called chronic pain.

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