Treatment of Chronic Pain in Patients on Opioid Agonist Therapy or with Opioid Use Disorder


Project Status:
In Progress
Project Line:
Health Technology Review
Project Sub Line:
Systematic Review
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There is uncertainty related to the prescribing of opioid analgesics to treat chronic pain in adult patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) or a history of OUD. Guidance is required on the optimal prescribing of opioid analgesics to ensure that patients are benefiting from treatment with minimal harm.

The objective of the review is to determine if opioid analgesics can be safely and effectively used in patients with chronic pain if they are receiving or have received opioid agonist therapy or they have a history of OUD

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