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Demystifying Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia – By Jennifer P. Schneider, MD, PhD Feb 2019

Some insurance companies have declined to continue paying for opioid medications, citing OIH. Here’s why.

In cases like these, many insurance companies state that patients should have their doses tapered in order to decrease their pain.

Now, we’re really living in a fun-house mirror world, where taking a pain reliever increases pain and taking away opioid pain relief decreases it.

However, clinicians may find that attempts to reduce the opioid dose often result in increased pain.

Ya think? 

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