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Stopping Long-Term Opioid Therapy Has No Effect on Pain

Source: OHSU
Patients may experience no discernible difference in their level of pain after discontinuing the long-term use of opioids, new research suggests. Researchers examined the electronic health records of 600 patients in a national database maintained by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. They found that patients, on average, experienced no difference in pain after they discontinued long-term use of opioids.
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