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CONCLUDING REMARKS


Integrating Neuroscience and Clinical Practice To Better Address the Complex Needs of Pain Patients at Risk for Addiction
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Integrating Neuroscience and Clinical Practice To Better Address the Complex Needs of Pain Patients at Risk for Addiction
Howard L. Fields, M.D., Ph.D.

We provide a summary and overview of the major issues raised in the meeting and addresses such issues as the neurobiology of opioid actions and the process of how they relate to the real-world problems of patient care. The risks and benefits of opioid use are placed in a clinical perspective, covering pain management and the challenges of tolerance, dependence, and addiction.


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