Black and Hispanic Patients Get Fewer Opioids but More Toxicology Screening for Pain at End of Life

Elisa Becze, BA, ELS, Editor


Opioids are the recommended treatment of choice for cancer pain at the end of life according to all major guidelines, but Black and Hispanic patients are 13% and 11% less likely than their White counterparts, respectively, to obtain prescription opioids for cancer-related pain at the end of life, researchers reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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