Journal Article
Review

The effectiveness and risks of long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain: a systematic review for a National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention Workshop.

Chou R; Turner JA; Devine EB; Hansen RN; Sullivan SD; Blazina I; Dana T; Bougatsos C; Deyo RA.

Opioid medications are associated with increased risk of adverse drug events, including overdoses. This systematic review found that evidence supporting the use of long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain is lacking.