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Are physicians safely prescribing opioids for chronic noncancer pain? A systematic review of current evidence.

Tournebize J, Gibaja V, Muszczak A, et al. Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain. 2016;16:370-83.

Given heightened awareness around the risks associated with opioid use, physicians' prescribing practices are under increased scrutiny. This review examined provider adherence to established opioid risk reduction practices and found that significant knowledge gaps persist.