Opioids Are Not Better than Non-opioid Pain Medications for Chronic Back, Hip, or Knee Pain.
Bottom Line author Benjamin Oldfield and SPACE trial author Erin Krebs join Bill Fuller to talk about Dr. Krebs landmark study of opioids versus nonopioid management of chronic pain. Also there’s a cat. Also there’s a debate over pizza. “Among patients with moderate to severe chronic back pain, or hip or knee osteoarthritis pain, treatment with opioids was not superior to treatment with non-opioid medications for improving pain-related function over 12 months.” See the complete Bottom Line Summary at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31342325