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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

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Study: Appropriate and responsible use of opioids in chronic non-cancer pain

Harald Breivik First published: 09 January 2012 Information courtesy of Kev James, Chronic Pain Patient Advocate. LinkedIn Read the full study here In 2012 a group of distinguished pain clinicians from nine European countries got together to discuss the appropriate use of strong opioids for… Read More »Study: Appropriate and responsible use of opioids in chronic non-cancer pain

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Study: Long-term use of controlled-release oxycodone for noncancer pain: results of a 3-year registry study

After three months of treatment, the large majority of patients, who were on stable doses, the average pain intensity scores were  unchanged or improved for approximately 70 to 80% of patients.  The most common adverse events were not serious, including constipation and nausea, and the incidence of these events declined over time on treatment. 

Opioids are ineffective for osteoarthritis pain long term – or are they?

Another new study on opioids for chronic pain has just been released and the Australian media has picked it up and is running with sensationalistic anti-opioid headlines.  Again.  I’ve seen articles today in The Conversation and the Sydney Morning Herald.  Predictably, the media, and the… Read More »Opioids are ineffective for osteoarthritis pain long term – or are they?