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In this Guest Editor's Memo, Seddon R. Savage, MD, MS, discusses issues of treating opioid use disorder in patients with chronic pain.
Family physicians are presented with a pain management roadmap for setting realistic treatment expectations with the chronic pain patient, including when and how to wean off opioids.
Challenging insurance policies that hinder management of opioid use disorders.
Identifying and treating opioid use disorders in patients on long-term opioid therapy is challenging, and must be distinguished from drug-seeking behaviors.
In a patient with chronic pain who develops an opioid use disorder (OUD), what factors go into the decision of whether or not to wean the patient off opioids? Jordan L. Newmark, MD
Readers are better informed about use of the PPM Opioid Calculator and the benefits of metformin.
Given the recent focus on the opioid abuse epidemic, Practical Pain Management asked the authors to review what efforts the FDA has taken to help combat abuse of these medications.
Dr. Forest Tennant, MD, explores the impact that the CDC opioid-prescribing guidelines have had on chronic pain patients.
Call the forgotten opioid, physicians are rediscovering levorphanol as a safe and effective pain medication.
There are no perfect medications. This applies to both nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids. A high level of mortality is associated with both NSAIDs and opioids.
We wish to address 3 underappreciated, but salient points regarding tapentadol therapy using a case-based approach: First, the rarity of a true opioid allergy; second, the chemical similarity of phenylpropylamine opioids (tramadol, tapentadol); and, third, the unique pharmacodynamic attributes of tapentadol in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrom
Genetic testing for metabolic abnormalities are critical tools for identifying patients who may require high-dose opioids.
Dr. Jennifer Schneider describes her experience with prescribing extended-release OxyContin to chronic pain patients.
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