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Prevention and management of side effects in patients receiving opioids for chronic pain


Russell K Portenoy, MD

Chief Medical Officer

MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Professor of Neurology and Family and Social Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Zankhana Mehta, MD

Department of Palliative and Supportive Medicine

Geisinger Medical Center

Ebtesam Ahmed, PharmD, MS

Clinical Professor,

St. John's University College of Pharmacy

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Innovative Institute for Palliative Care

Section Editor

Janet Abrahm, MD

Section Editor — Pain: Assessment and Management

Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Deputy Editor

Diane MF Savarese, MD

Senior Deputy Editor — UpToDate

Deputy Editor — Oncology and Palliative Care

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Peer Reviewer

Reviewers are not identified on topic reviews to preserve anonymity