- Red Flags and the Standard of Care
In summary, in opioid-treated chronic pain populations, ADRBs are very common, addiction as a consequence of treatment is very uncommon, undertreatment of chronic pain is very common, and pain experts lack uniformity in interpreting the relative importance and significance of various ADRBs. Given this context, leaping to a conclusion that any particular behavior is caused by substance abuse or diversion of prescribed medication is unwarranted and represents a failure to employ a proper medical evaluation process.
By docalex in War on Doctors / Pain Crisis
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