Risks of Opioid Use by Elderly Arthritic Patients Outweigh Benefits

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Opioid analgesics should not be used in elderly patients with osteoarthritis even if their pain is severe, because the associated risks are so great.

Opioid analgesics should not be used in elderly patients with osteoarthritis even if their pain is severe, because the associated risks are so great, according to a review of previous studies.

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