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Deprescribing Can Mean Fewer Opioids, More Grateful Patients

Institute for Healthcare Improvement
By Leslie Pelton
September 10, 2018

Deprescribing means reducing or stopping medications that may no longer benefit or may harm a patient. In other words, by definition, it means taking something away that has previously been given. In the middle of the opioid epidemic, deprescribing now may arguably be more complicated than ever.