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Journal Article

Interventions for the reduction of prescribed opioid use in chronic non-cancer pain.

Eccleston C, Fisher E, Thomas KH, et al. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2017;11:CD010323.

Overuse of opioids to treat chronic pain places patients at risk for adverse outcomes, including increased mortality. The authors of this review conclude that the evidence regarding effective interventions to decrease prescription opioid use among patients with chronic noncancer pain remains limited.