This paper, out in today, highlights the nuances & pitfalls associated with the use of #opioids in cancer treatment. I remain hopeful this will be mitigated by some of the #VR work being done by and .
this is a strange article. doesn't mention till halfway thru that such cases are rare, doesn't say what should have been done (leave pain untreated so she drops out & dies of cancer?) & doesn't note that forced tapering probably *caused* the OD
We tend to think of opioids being ok for terminal cancer patients, but interesting to consider opioids in cancer patients that actually get cured. Harder to Treat Than Leukemia — Opioid Use Disorder in Survivors of Cancer | NEJM
Yet another heart-breaking story of opioids co-opting a person's reward circuits. Harder to Treat Than Leukemia — Opioid Use Disorder in Survivors of Cancer | NEJM
Harder to Treat Than Leukemia — Opioid Use Disorder in Survivors of Cancer | NEJM
Harder to Treat Than Leukemia — Opioid Use Disorder in Survivors of Cancer | NEJM
Harder to Treat Than Leukemia — #Opioid Use Disorder in Survivors of Cancer | ⁦
Harder to Treat Than Leukemia — Opioid Use Disorder in Survivors of Cancer | NEJM
“Woven into our language about the opioid epidemic is an implication that oncologists can hand out opioids as if there were no tomorrow.”
This is a great article.
RT : Perspective: Harder to Treat Than Leukemia — Opioid Use Disorder in Survivors of Cancer #OpioidEpidemic
Harder to Treat Than Leukemia — Opioid Use Disorder in Survivors of Cancer | NEJM
Harder to Treat Than Leukemia — #Opioid Use Disorder in Survivors of Cancer.
Harder to Treat Than Leukemia — Opioid Use Disorder in Survivors of Cancer | NEJM
A fabulous description of a recurrent problem, #bmtsm Harder to Treat Than Leukemia — Opioid Use Disorder in Survivors of Cancer | NEJM