Shreveport Times - Dr. Daniel Clauw hasn't newly prescribed opioids for chronic pain treatment in almost 20 years. They don't work, says the director of the University of Michigan's Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center.
Clauw decided long ago that prescribing opioids for chronic pain conditions, notably fibromyalgia, wasn't the way to go. Many other doctors differed.
He’s far less alone today. With opioid addiction and the resulting overdose deaths now a recognized epidemic, more doctors are signing on to his approach or, at least, are prescribing opioid painkillers with more care.