November 7, 2019 | 4 min read
Responsible Opioid Prescribing
By Travis Rieder, PhD, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Responsible opioid prescribing requires navigating between the Scylla of over-prescribing and the Charybdis of under-prescribing. Clinicians can work toward this goal by initiating prescriptions when (and only when) appropriate, managing them over the long-term, and knowing how to compassionately deprescribe when the time comes.