Mandatory taper off of chronic opioids might be harmful, experts say

Tapering off opioids aggressively is not good for patients

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    Journal Name:
    Reuters
    Publication Date:
    12/28/18
    In the wake of the opioid addiction crisis many doctors are rapidly and aggressively tapering chronic pain patients off of their opioid regimines. This practice lacks evidence to support it and may actually be very harmful to patients, leading some to seek illicit sources of pain relief while others may become “acutely suicidal.”
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