Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic

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Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic

Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0309459540
ISBN-13: 9780309459549
Number of pages: 482

Drug overdose, driven largely by overdose related to the use of opioids, is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States. The ongoing opioid crisis lies at the intersection of two public health challenges: reducing the burden of suffering from pain and containing the rising toll of the harms that can arise from the use of opioid medications. Chronic pain and opioid use disorder both represent complex human conditions affecting millions of Americans and causing untold disability and loss of function.

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