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A prescription for reducing cancer patients' use of high-cost opioids

March 8, 2017

    Pain is one of the most debilitating side effects of cancer. It severely impacts patients' quality of life and has even been linked to decreased survival.

    But pain management is far from simple. Many studies show that patients feel their physicians don't manage their pain adequately—and at the same time, many physicians have taken a more cautious approach to prescribing opioids amid an epidemic of misuse.


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