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New Research Review Looks at Effectiveness and Risks of Long-Term Opioid Treatment of Chronic Pain

A new research review from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Effective Health Care Program found that while the evidence on the effectiveness and harms of opioid therapy for chronic pain treatment is limited, there is an increased risk of serious harms based on the opioid dose given.

The research review assesses observational studies that suggest use of long-term opioids for chronic pain is associated with increased risk of abuse, overdose, fractures, and heart attack, when compared with patients who are not being prescribed opioids.

The review noted more research is needed to understand the long-term benefits, risk of abuse and related outcomes, and effectiveness of different opioid prescribing methods and strategies. The review is titled, “The Effectiveness and Risks of Long-Term Opioid Treatment of Chronic Pain.”

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