Scant Evidence for Opioids in Chronic Pain

January 12, 2015 10:19 PM

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Scant Evidence for Opioids in Chronic Pain

A two-day NIH workshop concludes there's little evidence for opioids in chronic pain.

There's no evidence for the long-term safety and efficacy of opioids in chronic pain -- a fact long touted by advocates who have called for tighter controls on opioids, now supported by a large-scale evidence review commissioned by federal agencies.

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