COMMENTARY: Review: Opioids are more effective than placebo but not other analgesics for chronic noncancer pain

Carey, Tim; Hill, Chapel; Krebs, Erin
November 2006
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 145 Issue 3, p74
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's comments on whether opioids are more effective than placebo for chronic noncancer pain (CNCP). There were more responders for titrated morphine than for nortriptyline but also 3-fold more dropouts in the morphine group. While opioids may be an option for treating CNCP they should not be considered the first or best option.


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