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Pharmacology/Drug Development

2022 Jan 12

Br J Gen Pract

Opioid reduction for patients with chronic pain in primary care: systematic review.


De Kleijn L, Pedersen J, Rijkels-Otters H, Chiarotto A, Koes B
Br J Gen Pract. 2022 Jan 12.
PMID: 35023850.


Long-term opioid treatment in patients with chronic pain is often ineffective and possibly harmful. These patients are often managed by general practitioners, who are calling for a clear overview of effective opioid reduction strategies for primary care.