Acute pain is lessened with opioid treatment but depression is associated with reduced response to acute opioid treatment.
Definitive testing can detect deviations from prescribed opioid treatment regimens.
Six building blocks for improving the delivery of chronic opioid therapy were proposed.
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Patients with chronic pain are already stigmatized, distrustful of physicians, and vulnerable to coercion.
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Teens who misuse prescription or illicit opioids might benefit from the opioid treatment medications methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
Opioid treatment of acute postoperative pain was shown to cause high rates of postoperative nausea and vomiting, particularly in women and younger patients.
The study compared opioid vs non-opioid treatment in 240 patients with either moderate to severe chronic back pain or hip or knee osteoarthritis pain.
Patients on long-term opioid treatment for chronic pain reported experiencing negative physical side effects, emotional distress, and degraded relationships with their primary care provider.
The FDA has accepted the NDA for review for Belbuca buccal film for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment.
Egalet announced the launch of Arymo ER extended-release tablets for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment.