Long Term Opioid Therapy Reconsidered Effectiveness for Chronic Pain Treatment of chronic pain with opioid has increased dramatically in recent years Evidence to support this practice is lacking. Myth: Opioids have been proven safe and effective for chronic non-cancer pain. Mark D Sullivan, MD PhD, Professor, University of Washington: We… Continue Reading Effectiveness of Opioids for Chronic Pain

Long-term Opioid Therapy Reconsidered Addiction is NOT Rare in Pain Patients Brought to you by: Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing Myth: Addiction to opioids is rare in chronic pain patients who receive long-term opioid therapy. RUSSELL PORTENOY, MD So many doctors were taught in school that if patients had real… Continue Reading Opioids for Chronic Pain: Addiction is NOT Rare