New P:CU Addresses Acute Pain Management in Patients with Drug Dependence Syndrome

Apr 27, 2017

The stigma associated with addiction, often fueled by misinformation or prejudice on the part of health-care professionals, is often a barrier to good medical care for those with a current or past history of dependence. This edition of Pain: Clinical Updates describes the concerns in treating acute pain in patients with drug dependence syndrome; key issues to assess in hospital admissions, and principles of acute pain management in opioid-dependent patients.