Prescription opioids, intended for post-surgery utilization, often go unused and undisposed, leading to the nonmedical use of opioids that could have harmful consequences.
The most common type of pain among older adults is back pain, yet its impact on the everyday lives of individuals is often not considered. The physical, psychological, and social influence of activity restrictive back pain need to be measured when evaluating treatment for back pain.
Recently, there have been efforts to reduce opioid use instead of increasing pain relief, and authors of a JAMA Viewpoint article argue that the movement to eliminate opioids for treating chronic pain is unnecessary.
Patients with long-term conditions are more inclined to choose services with person-centered care attributes, according to recent research.
In response to a request from the FDA, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has issued a report outlining the current body of research on chronic pain and opioid use disorder, including recommendations on what steps the regulatory agency can take in response to the ongoing epidemic.

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