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Opioids and the COVID-19 pandemic: does chronic opioid use or misuse increase clinical vulnerability?

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posted on 03.09.2020, 09:04 by David G Lambert
Editor—Opioids have predictable analgesic actions and are widely used in many clinical settings, but they also produce unwanted side-effects including respiratory depression, tolerance and are misused. Misuse and poor opioid stewardship in the therapeutic arena are generally accepted as the underlying cause of what we describe as the ‘opioid epidemic’ or ‘opioid crisis’. [Taken from opening paragraph]

History

Citation

British Journal of Anaesthesia, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bja.2020.07.004

Author affiliation

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

British Journal of Anaesthesia

Publisher

Elsevier BV

issn

0007-0912

Acceptance date

13/07/2020

Copyright date

2020

Available date

19/07/2021

Language

en

Publisher version

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0007091220305547#!