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Chronic Pain and Opioid Analgesic Use
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  • Michael Quah,
  • Bethany Marney,
  • Richard Cooper,
  • Jon Dickson
Michael Quah
The University of Sheffield Medical School
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Bethany Marney
The Valleys Medical Partnership
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Richard Cooper
The University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research
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Jon Dickson
The University of Sheffield Medical School
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Abstract

Opioids are often ineffective for managing chronic non-malignant pain. If prescribed, this should be as part of an opioid trial with clear aims of therapy, tapering/stopping if it is ineffective, or if it is causing adverse effects. Clinical guidance is available but there are many gaps in the evidence.

Peer review status:POSTED

17 Aug 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
19 Aug 2020Assigned to Editor
19 Aug 2020Submission Checks Completed