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Papers: 25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024


J Pain Res



Electronic Real-Time Monitoring Reveals Limited Adherence to Long-Term Opioid Prescriptions in Pain Patients.


Houghton DC, Merritt CR, Miller SN, Mitchell JM, Parker D, Hommel JD, Cunningham KA, Wilkes DM


Pain management physicians are increasingly focused on limiting prescription opioid abuse, yet existing tools for monitoring adherence have limited accuracy. Medication event monitoring system (MEMS) is an emerging technology for tracking medication usage in real-time but has not been tested in chronic pain patients on long-term opioid regimens.