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Best practice guidance on opioids and persistent pain
Best practice guidelines on the use of opioids for persistent pain are fairly consistent in their recommendations:
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Numerous best practice guidelines have been published on the use of opioids for persistent pain. Links to summaries of some of the most influential recent guidelines are below.
Faculty of Pain Medicine (UK) Opioids Aware
CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (US)
Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain