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JAMA Study Challenges Efficacy of Opioids vs Non-addictive Alternatives

Posted in News on 3.21.2018

For some time now the medical community has sought guidance on responsible prescribing related to opioids. A large, randomized trial, recently published in JAMA, demonstrated that for patients with moderate-to-severe chronic back pain or hip or knee osteoarthritis pain, a non-opioid medication regimen produced as much pain relief and recovery of function as an opioid regimen, but with fewer medication-related side effects.

To learn more about the implications of this study, read Alosa Health’s Prompt Evidence Assessment and Review of the Literature (PEARL).