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Don't Force Patients Off Opioids Abruptly, New Guidelines Say, Warning Of Severe Risks

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Don't Force Patients Off Opioids Abruptly, New Guidelines Say, Warning Of Severe Risks

NPR - Will Stone, Allison Aubrey

There's no doubt that opioids have been massively overprescribed in U.S. In the haste to address the epidemic, there's been pressure on doctors to reduce prescriptions of these drugs — and in fact prescriptions are declining. But along the way, some chronic pain patients have been forced to rapidly …

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