Are opioids only for patients with “severe pain”?

A group of 37 physicians in July petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to no longer approve the use of opioid analgesics in patients with moderate noncancer pain. The FDA has until the end of the year to respond to the petition, which is the latest entry in the fierce debate about the proper boundaries of opioid prescribing for patients with chronic pain.

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