EKU2017.2: Opioid use in chronic pain

Jul 27, 2017, 02:49 PM

About 20% of adults have chronic non-cancer pain, and approximately 25% of those will benefit long-term from prescription opioids.

This Essential Knowledge Update (EKU2017.2) podcast discusses two papers (from the European Pain Federation and the New England Journal of Medicine) with different views on the use of opioids in chronic pain and how this evidence can be translated into primary care.