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Do opioids for acute MSD pain help RTW?

RTWMatters team

Research seeking answers turned up more questions instead...

It’s increasingly important that we understand the impact of opioids on RTW. Between 1992 and 2012, opioid dispensing increased 15-fold (500 000 to 7.5 million) in Australia, and opioid-related harm has increased too (e.g. hospitalisations have risen from 605 to 1464 cases between 1998 and 2009). What impact do prescription opioids have on return to work? Researchers wanted to get a clear, evidence-based picture of the re...

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