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Human Studies

2020 Sep-Oct

Pain Rep



Patient-centered prescription opioid tapering in community outpatients with chronic pain: 2- to 3-year follow-up in a subset of patients.


Ziadni M, Chen AL, Krishnamurthy P, Flood P, Stieg RL, Darnall BD
Pain Rep. 2020 Sep-Oct; 5(5):e851.
PMID: 33490845.


We previously reported promising results for a 4-month patient-centered voluntary opioid tapering study. Key questions remain about the durability of effects and possible risks after opioid reduction. We provide the longest follow-up data to date for prospective opioid tapering: 2- to 3-year follow-up for pain intensity and daily opioid use in a subset of patients from our original 4-month opioid tapering study.