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O Canada, We Stand on Guard for Thee

Jun
01

The Canadian National Pain Center just published a white paper listing opioid therapy recommendations for chronic non-cancer pain. Here is my summary:

 

  • Opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain? Strong recommendation against.
  • Have an active substance disorder? Strong recommendation against.
  • If you do start opioid therapy? Limit daily dosage to less than 90 mg morphine equivalents.
  • On opioid therapy, but difficulty with tapering? Time for a multidisciplinary program.

 

A wise Irishman once said, “When everyone in the room tells you you’re drunk, it’s time to sit down.”

 

When everyone in the room warns you about the dangers of long-term opioid use, maybe it’s time to pay attention and do better.

 

Call us. We can do better.
William Faris, JD
Chief Executive Officer
502-495-5040
william.faris@omca.biz
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