Reducing Pain Patients' Opioid Doses an Ongoing Challenge

  AAPM member Beth Darnall, PhD , recently spoke at the annual meeting of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute about tapering opioids and the EMPOWER (Effective Management of Pain and Opioid-Free Ways to...
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Rethinking Opioid Dose Tapering, Prescription Opioid Dependence, and Indications for Buprenorphine

The expanded use of opioids for chronic pain has created a population of patients prescribed long-term opioid therapy lasting years or decades. Doses are often above the thresholds suggested in the 2016 Centers for Disea...
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