This month's TRC Hot Topic webcast features an expert panel discussion about tapering chronic opioids. Listen as William Gersch, PharmD, BCPS and other panelists discuss and answer common clinical questions, including:
- Why are CDC experts speaking out about interpretation of their 2016 opioid prescribing guidelines?
- Which patients are candidates for opioid tapering?
- What are the downsides to chronic opioids?
- How should opioid withdrawal symptoms be managed, if they occur?
- How should tapers be individualized?
- Should all patients be completely tapered off opioids?