Hey Daivd, I like research so I gave it a read. It's a detailed thesis of the idea that certain non cancer individuals may benefit using opioid based pain meds if the benefit outweighs the risk of using these types of meds.
These individuals must meet certain criteria where they have tried all other alternatives and have an irreversable documented condition.
In addition, it discusses the highly addictive nature of the use of opioids and the need to montior patients with high risk of addiction even if they meet the requirements of the criteria above.
It seems to be in line with the new regulations of the DEA.
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