Safe and effective opioid tapering requires careful patient selection and a multimodal approach. Try our 10 questions on current HHS recommendations.
Steven A. King, MD, MS
Sample: True or false? In addition to reducing pain, acupuncture has been shown to reduce the use of opioids among patients with cancer-related pain.
Opioid prescribing after outpatient surgery looks very different in the US, Canada, and Sweden. Which drugs are favored? How much is prescribed? Test your intuition.
Opioid prescribing is more likely toward the end of the clinic day and as appointments run farther behind. A pain specialist reviews study findings.
Which patients are more likely to be prescribed chronic opioids by their primary care physician? Should we be concerned? A new study offers insight.
Off-label gabapentin and pregabalin prescribing for pain is widespread; the opioid crisis may be to blame. But does science support the trend? Find out with these 10 questions.
Tramadol is often prescribed for osteoarthritis pain based on a perception that it is a “safer opioid.” But is that true? Take our quick quiz to find out.
Find out how much you know about which patients are at a higher risk for opioid misuse vs those that can benefit from them with this 10-question quiz.
When acute pain seen in primary care is treated with an initial opioid Rx, what factors are related to request for refill within 30 days?
Sample: True or false? The longer a study on cannabis-based interventions lasted, the less of an effect on pain was reported.