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OHSU offers chronic pain guidelines for opioids

Wednesday 4 March 2009

Oregon Health & Science reports that “A new guideline for treating chronic pain with opioid medications normally reserved for cancer patients has been published with recommendations from Oregon Health & Science University researchers.”

It also adds that “After two years of study by OHSU researchers, an expert panel concluded that opioid pain medications are safe and effective for carefully selected, well-monitored patients who suffer from chronic non-cancer pain.”

The article can be found here: OHSU offers chronic pain guidelines for opioids

And here’s the University’s more detailed press release:

Oregon Health & Science University: New Guideline for Prescribing Opioid Pain Drugs Published



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