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Clinical Guideline

Guideline for opioid therapy and chronic noncancer pain.

Busse JW; Craigie S; Juurlink DN; Buckley DN; Wang L; Couban RJ; Agoritsas T; Akl EA; Carrasco-Labra A; Cooper L; Cull C; da Costa BR; Frank JW; Grant G; Iorio A; Persaud N; Stern S; Tugwell P; Vandvik PO; Guyatt GH.

Opioid pain medications carry high risk for adverse drug events, and opioid misuse is a growing patient safety concern. This guideline provides recommendations to augment safe prescribing of these high-risk medications for patients with chronic noncancer pain.