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Study: Opioid tapering in chronic pain patients is associated with increased overdose and mental health crisis extending for up to two years

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/06/220613124547.htm Date: June 13, 2022 Source: University of California – Davis Health Researchers have found that tapering chronic pain patients off their opioid pain medications may be far more dangerous than continuing opioid therapy.   This runs counter to the current regulatory environment in Australia that… Read More »Study: Opioid tapering in chronic pain patients is associated with increased overdose and mental health crisis extending for up to two years

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Study: Initial opioid prescription patterns and the risk of ongoing use and adverse outcomes

Published March 2021 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33300138/ This is a very large study with 2,021,371 participants. It looked at patients who were prescribed an opioid for pain and examined how many people continued to take them long-term (addiction) (3.17%) and how many experienced an opioid overdose (0.055%). It’s… Read More »Study: Initial opioid prescription patterns and the risk of ongoing use and adverse outcomes

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Study:  Are Prescription Opioids Driving the Opioid Crisis? Assumptions vs Facts

Many current assumptions about opioid analgesics are ill-founded. Illicit fentanyl and heroin, not opioid prescribing, now fuel the current opioid overdose epidemic. National discussion has often neglected the potentially devastating effects of uncontrolled chronic pain. Opioid analgesic prescribing and related overdoses are in decline, at great cost to patients with pain who have benefited or may benefit from, but cannot access, opioid analgesic therapy.

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Study:  Efficacy of opioids versus placebo in chronic pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of enriched enrolment randomized withdrawal trials

This meta-analysis of FDA-required double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials of opioid analgesics for the treatment of chronic pain has shown that there is an ample evidence base supporting the efficacy of opioid analgesics for at least 3 months’ duration, a standard period for the evaluation of treatments for chronic pain and other chronic disorders

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Study: “One Size Fits All” Doesn’t Fit When It Comes to Long-Term Opioid Use for People with Chronic Pain

M. E. Lynch &J. KatzPublished online: 04 May 2017 Information courtesy of Kev James, Chronic Pain Patient Advocate. LinkedIn Source: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24740527.2017.1319733 This study pulls no punches: “The use of opioids in chronic non-cancer pain continues to be a flashpoint in medicine. The media and others… Read More »Study: “One Size Fits All” Doesn’t Fit When It Comes to Long-Term Opioid Use for People with Chronic Pain