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Limits on opioid prescribing leave patients with chronic pain vulnerable.

Rubin R. Limits on Opioid Prescribing Leave Patients With Chronic Pain Vulnerable. JAMA. 2019;321(21):2059-2062. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.5188.

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May 15, 2019
Rubin R. JAMA. 2019;321(21):2059-2062.

Patients with chronic pain can experience unintended consequences related to prescription limitation policies implemented to address the opioid epidemic. This commentary offers insights from primary care providers and regulators regarding the difficulty of managing opioid prescriptions to limit misuse while effectively treating pain.

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Rubin R. Limits on Opioid Prescribing Leave Patients With Chronic Pain Vulnerable. JAMA. 2019;321(21):2059-2062. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.5188.