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Journal Article

Improving adherence to long-term opioid therapy guidelines to reduce opioid misuse in primary care: a cluster-randomized trial.

Bauer SR, Katz MH. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2017;177.

Adherence to prescribing guidelines may help mitigate misuse of prescription opioids. In this cluster-randomized trial, researchers found that a multicomponent intervention targeting primary care providers improved adherence to opioid prescribing guidelines. An accompanying editorial highlights challenges associated with chronic pain management and suggests directions for further research.