I was pleased to have my thoughts on opioid tapering featured in The Guardian feature story on “Life After Opioids” by author Celina Ribiero. I am here to help people understand how and why scientific evidence and patient-centered approaches are critical elements of compassionate and ethical pain care, and why ignoring either of these puts patients at risk for poor outcomes and even grave harms.

And lastly, we must remember that being truly patient-centered means recognizing, fully, that not all patients should be tapered, and that not all patients benefit from tapering.

Read the story.