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Prescribing guidelines, more research on addiction potential needed for use of opioids to treat children’s pain

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A pair of new studies led by University of Alberta pediatricians indicate that parents are more reluctant to have opioids prescribed for their children than doctors are to prescribe them. In a newly published study, the researchers asked 136 pediatric emergency room doctors across Canada whether …

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Opioids prescribed more often than recommended to patients with musculoskeletal pain

Credit: CC0 Public Domain During their first physician visit, patients experiencing newly diagnosed chronic musculoskeletal pain are prescribed opioids more often than physical therapy, counseling, and other nonpharmacologic approaches, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pain. The use of opioids over other approaches stands in contrast …

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