Journal Article

Opioids for chronic noncancer pain: a position paper of the American Academy of Neurology.

Franklin GM, Neurology AA of. Neurology. 2014;83:1277-84.

Risk associated with the opioid use has been identified as a growing patient safety concern in the United States. This position paper describes why this problem is emerging, reviews evidence and policy to guide safe opioid prescribing for pain management, and includes recommendations for neurologists to reduce the likelihood of adverse events involving these high-risk medications, such as improved prescription monitoring.