New Canadian Guideline for the Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

The Canadian Guideline for the Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain has been developed as a clinical practice guideline to provide information to physicians, health care providers and patients on the benefits and risks of the use of opioids for pain management. The Canadian Guideline includes 24 practice recommendations, based on research, that will help doctors make decisions on when to use opioids to treat pain and how to prevent abuse, wean patients off opioids, monitor effectiveness, etc...

More information on the guidelines can be found at: http://nationalpaincentre.mcmaster.ca/opioid/