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
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 | ⁦
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
“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