In medical news:

A new analysis found that patients receiving higher doses of opioids experienced worse outcomes, including greater pain intensity and poorer quality of life. The study, by researchers at Veterans Affairs (VA) and Kaiser Permanente health systems, involved the administration of a battery of self-report measures to over 500 patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain treated with long-term opioid therapy. Their findings were published online in the Journal of Pain.

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