Publication date: Sep 09, 2019
It looked at 572 patients involved with opioid therapy to mitigate chronic pain.
Researchers concluded that discontinuing chronic opioid therapy led to increased risk of death during the study, and recommend other forms of pain management and treatment of opioid-use disorder for this higher-risk group.
The FDA recently issued a warning that stopping opioids can present a risk to patients, and a study in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment found that of the patients who were receiving high doses and had those doses ended in a day, numerous ended up in the emergency ward.
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