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Opioids not helpful in treating chronic pain

from HealthNewsDigest

A new study by a pair of Geisinger Health System physicians reports that the use of opioid therapy to treat chronic pain is not only ineffective, it can actually increase the likelihood of more harmful consequences, including death. Palliative care physicians Drs. Mellar P. Davis and Zankhana Mehta authored the study, which provides a review of the current research on chronic opioid therapy. The study was published in the December 2016 edition of Current Oncology Reports. more

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