New opioid prescribing guidelines give doctors more leeway to treat pain

New opioid prescribing guidelines give doctors more leeway to treat pain

The federal government’s new opioid prescribing guidelines may help doctors better manage patients with chronic pain who need consistent doses of pain medicines. For example, one patient takes tramadol regularly for serious pain caused by osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease. Jose M. Osorio/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jose M. …

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