Choosing Analgesics Wisely: What We Know (and Still Need to Know) About Long-Term Consequences of Opioids

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      • Association of Emergency Department Opioid Initiation With Recurrent Opioid Use
        Annals of Emergency MedicineVol. 65Issue 5
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          Acute pain complaints are commonly treated in the emergency department (ED). Short courses of opioids are presumed to be safe for acute pain; however, the risk of recurrent opioid use after receipt of an ED opioid prescription is unknown. We describe the risk of recurrent opioid use in patients receiving an opioid prescription from the ED for an acute painful condition.
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