Opioids for chronic noncancer pain: a new Canadian practice guideline

Furlan, Andrea D.; Reardon, Rhoda; Weppler, Clarence
June 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/15/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 9, p923
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the Canadian practice guideline relative to opioid utilization for chronic noncancer pain. It mentions that the guideline is designed to assist physicians in determining decisions for clinical trials in conjunction with opioid therapy for chronic noncancer pain patients. It highlights the clinical practice recommendations of the guideline along with the clinical questions regarded by the physicians in determining the use of opioids and how the recommendations are enforced.


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