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How can narcotics be used to manage chronic pain?

The use of opioid analgesics (narcotics) in the management of non-malignant pain has been a controversial issue for many doctors, with the usual reasons for concern: addiction, oversight by state medical boards, and criminal diversion of drugs. However, research has shown that addiction seldom occurs when these medications are used in chronic pain states.

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