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Choosing Wisely – When you need opioids and when you don’t

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There are other options besides opioids for pain management. You need to know what questions to ask when you are with your primary care provider. If you have short-term pain [like right after surgery] or long-term [like arthritis] chronic pain; you still have options and we hope the information that follows will help you see some of these alternatives.

This report is for you to use when talking with your healthcare provider.
To learn more about the sources used in this report, visit

Click this link to read the full report.  ChoosingWiselyOpioidsASA-ER


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