Scant Evidence for Opioids in Chronic Pain

A TWO-DAY NIH WORKSHOP CONCLUDES THERE’S LITTLE EVIDENCE FOR OPIOIDS IN CHRONIC PAIN.

There’s no evidence for the long-term safety and efficacy of opioids in chronic pain — a fact long touted by advocates who have called for tighter controls on opioids, now supported by a large-scale evidence review commissioned by federal agencies. Read more.