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Thompson J. Patients prescribed opioids for analgesia at risk of dependence. Practitioner July/Aug 2018;262(1817):8-9

Patients prescribed opioids for analgesia at risk of dependence

25 Jul 2018Registered users

A systematic review and meta-analysis has estimated that the incidence of iatrogenic opioid dependence or abuse in patients prescribed opioids for pain is almost 1 in 20.

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