Millions with chronic pain are under treated due to inadequate physician training, personal biases or fear of drug abuse, a U.S. pharmaceutical expert says.
Kathryn Hahn of the College of Pharmacy at Oregon State University says adequate pain treatment is not a major part of most physicians’ medical training. Even though they will often see a stream of patients with pain problems throughout their careers, doctors may only get a few hours of education on the use of opioids in medical school.
“We have more sophisticated pain management.”
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