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Severely limiting opioid prescriptions may harm pain patients

Erica Sprey of VA Research Communications speaks with Dr. Stefan Kertesz, an internal medicine physician who works primarily with Veterans experiencing homelessness and substance use disorder. He runs the patient-aligned care team for homelessness at the Birmingham VA Medical Center in Alabama, and serves on its opioid safety initiative committee. In addition to conducting research on interventions for homelessness and substance use disorder, Kertesz has written extensively on the problem of opioid addiction and the movement to severely restrict opioid prescriptions.

Read More: 'Will strict limits on opioid prescription duration prevent addiction?'

(08-29-2017)

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Severely limiting opioid prescriptions may harm pain patients


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