Dr. Krebs, Doctors, Fear Rapid Crackdown on Opioids Could Harm Patients
With opioids growing out of favor as a result of the opioid crisis some doctors are limiting prescriptions or dosages. Dr. Erin Krebs, Department of Medicine, recently released a study showing that opioids don't necessarily reduce pain better than other methods. However, she doesn't want the study to justify aggressive tappering.
“My concern is that our results could be used to justify aggressive tapering or immediate discontinuation in patients, and that could harm people — even if opioids have no benefit for their pain,” Dr. Krebs warns in the New York Times.