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Pain specialists issue updated guidelines for opioid use in patients with chronic, non-cancer pain

The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), a not-for-profit organization representing nearly 4,500 interventional pain management specialists, has issued updated guidelines for managing patients with chronic, non-cancer pain in an effort to help curb the growing prescription drug epidemic in the U.S. Powerful opioid painkillers are the most abused and misused prescription drug in the country. The guidelines, published in the journal Pain Physician, were drafted by experts representing a variety of medical fields in an effort to “provide a systematic and standardized approach to this complex and difficult arena of practice, while recognizing that every clinical situation is ... Read More