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Eight Opioid Prescribing Principles for Providers

Help Minimize Harm When Prescribing Opioids and Other Psychotherapeutics Assess patients for risk of abuse before starting opioid therapy and manage accordingly Watch for and treat comorbid mental disease if present Conventional conversion tables can cause harm and should be used cautiously when rotating (switching) from one opioid to another Avoid combining benzodiazepines with opioids, More Info »