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Papers: 20 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019

Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2019 Jul

Pain Physician



The Social and Functional Implications of High- Versus Low-Dose Opioids on Chronic Non-Cancer Pain.


Denawa Y, Kurtz W, Conermann T
Pain Physician. 2019 Jul; 22(4):401-411.
PMID: 31337176.


Chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) is a major health concern. Opioids may be a useful treatment option, but their use still remains controversial given the significant risks and epidemic of opioid addiction and abuse. There is limited data on whether opioid therapy is an effective treatment option for chronic non-cancer pain.