Healio (11/2, Marabito) reports, “Patients with chronic pain receiving long-term opioid therapy who were assigned to cognitive behavioral therapy [CBT] reported reductions in pain and pain-related disability,” even though “opioid use by the patients did not decrease,” researchers concluded in a study that randomized “850 adult patients on long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain to receive usual care (n = 417) or a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention (n = 433).” The findings were published online Nov. 2 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)