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Prescribing Opioids Safely for Patients With Chronic Pain

Treating pain is rarely an absolute science, and where opioid use is concerned, it is never risk-free for patients. How can physicians safely presc...
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    Treating pain is rarely an absolute science, and where opioid use is concerned, it is never risk-free for patients. How can physicians safely prescribe opioids for chronic pain, and what are the risks of addiction? Dr. Daniel Alford, associate professor of medicine and director of Chief Resident Immersion Training in Addiction Medicine section of general internal medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, speaks with host Dr. Mary Leuchars about opioid use for chronic pain.

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