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Opioids used by 40% of people with lower back pain: global study

Opioid prescribing doubled between 1991-2015, with demand most common for chronic non-cancer pain conditions such as lower back pain, according to an international study led by  University of Sydney researchers. It also found that stronger opioids are more frequently prescribed than weaker opioids for people with chronic non-cancer  pain. The systematic review of studies from ...

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