Rapidly taking patients off opioids might not be a good idea

Published December 25, 2018

Reuters interviews Richard Blondell, vice chair for addiction medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, in an article on why rapidly taking patients off opioids might not be a good idea. The story discusses a letter, published by international experts in the journal Pain Medicine, that outlines risks associated with forcing patients off opioids too quickly, and calls on U.S. policymakers to develop realistic guidelines.

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