Chronic pain affects nearly one third of the population in the United States. As with
other disorders, this condition can seriously affect one’s quality of life. While
opioids are helpful for reducing pain, they are not effective in all patients and
their potential for misuse and addiction has led to a national crisis. Ongoing clinical
studies at PCOM focus on the use of non-opioid medications to improve analgesia and
reduce opioid dosage.