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Comment & Response
February 5, 2019

Palliative Care for Patients With Opioid Misuse—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 2Palliative Care Division, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York
JAMA. 2019;321(5):512. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.18668

In Reply In response to our Viewpoint highlighting educational, research, and policy issues raised by use of palliative care earlier in the disease course in the context of the opioid epidemic,1 Dr Hui and colleagues note that palliative care specialists have long recognized opioid use disorders as a concern among patients with serious illness and are well trained to manage opioid misuse and addiction.

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