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Opioid therapy

Measuring abuse liability-is the risk worth taking?


Early trials that supported short-term opioid treatment in the management of chronic non-cancer pain excluded patients at high risk of drug abuse, and might have overestimated the efficacy of this approach. The recent IMMPACT recommendations suggest inclusion of high-risk groups in future clinical trials of potentially addictive drugs. Is the risk worth taking?