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Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use

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Description
Report looks at the current opioid epidemic in the U.S. Explores options for balancing chronic pain management while reducing the occurrence of addiction and misuse. Presents recommendations for treating overdoses and reducing demand for prescription, as well as illicit, opioids.
Author(s)
Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse
Date
07/2017
Type
Document
Organization
Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Tagged as
Illicit drug use · Prescription drug abuse · Public health · Statistics and data