Stopping or Decreasing Opioid Therapy in Patients on Chronic Opioid Therapy

Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Giustino Varrassi, Antonella Paladini, JoAnn LeQuang
  • Pain and Therapy, August 2019, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1007/s40122-019-00135-6

Prevent and treat opioid crisis

What is it about?

The opioid crisis has completely altered the reality of pharmacological therapy in chronic pain patients. This article is trying to make some clarity on the topic

Why is it important?

There is a clear need for an improvement in the opioid therapy in chronic pain patients, and this paper is giving some suggestions.


Professor Giustino Varrassi
Paolo Procacci Foundation

This publication may represent the first input in a new course in chronic pain management with opioids

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