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Opioids are a poor choice in chronic back pain

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 25 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:179

Opioids such as codeine and oxycodone are common treatments for chronic back pain, but a systematic review and meta-analysis found little evidence that they work. The authors found 15 studies looking at effectiveness. Six of them compared an …

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