AMA Discourages Opioids

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“A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association evaluated the

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appropriateness of prescribing opioid medications for the treatment of hip, knee, or low

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back pain concluded:

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“Treatment with opioids was not superior to treatment with non-opioid medications.

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Results do not support initiation of opioid therapy for moderate to severe chronic back pain or hip or knee osteoarthritis pain.”

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