Protect your patients, protect your practice: Practical risk assessment in the structuring of opioid therapy in chronic pain
This supplement was supported by educational grants from Endo Pharmaceuticals and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
As many as one-third of primary care patients report having chronic pain. As a result, primary care clinicians are expected to have skills in a broad array of analgesic strategies, including analgesic pharmacotherapy. Ideally, drug treatments for pain are combined with nonpharmacologic strategies, including specific psychological and rehabilitative approaches that also may enhance comfort and promote functional
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