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Older adults compose a large portion of patients with persistent pain. Opioid analgesics are widely used to treat acute and persistent pain in cancer and end-of-life care, but their use in other types of persistent pain in older adults is controversial. Clinicians and regulators must work together, balancing the legitimate medical need for opioids while acknowledging increasing opioid misuse and morbidity and mortality related to opioids. KEY POINTS Treatment of persistent pain in older adultsdoi:10.3949/ccjm.83a.15023 pmid:27281257 fatcat:sjoindqbxzdzvg7haecrcaqesi