Description: A systematic review of the evidence on chronic opioid therapy for chronic noncancer pain commissioned by the American Pain Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Access Information: Access the  Clinical Guideline  (abstract) at The Journal of Pain Web site. Access the complete article detailing the Guideline and its development via the Full-text PDF button to the right of the abstract.

Author: Roger Chou, Gilbert J. Fanciullo, Perry G. Fine, Jeremy A. Adler, Jane C. Ballantyne, Pamela Davies, Marilee I. Donovan, David A. Fishbain, Kathy M. Foley, Jeffrey Fudin, Aaron M. Gilson, Alexander Kelter, Alexander Mauskop, Patrick G. O’Connor, Steven D. Passik, Gavril W. Pasternak, Russell K. Portenoy, Ben A. Rich, Richard G. Roberts, Knox H. Todd, and Christine Miaskowski

Reference: Roger Chou et al (2009). Clinical guidelines for the use of chronic opioid therapy in chronic noncancer pain, The Journal of Pain, Vol 10, No 2 (February), 2009: pp 113-130.