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Barriers to Opioids as Treatment for Chronic Pain

By Rachel~Anne Spencer

April 26, 2019

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Executive Summary

Patients with chronic pain are people who are in pain for more than 12 weeks.  It can be hard for patients with chronic pain to get care. This essay answers these questions:

  1. What causes chronic pain? How do patients connect with each other?
  2. What were past treatments for chronic pain?
  3. Why do people have trouble getting care for chronic pain?

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