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MORPHINE AND NSAIDs FAVORED BY AHCPR PANEL AS ORAL CANCER PAIN THERAPIES BECAUSE OF LOW COST, EASE OF ADMINISTRATION; AGGRESSIVE TREATMENT URGED

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drags, morphine and other opiates should be used as initial therapy for cancer pain because they are the "simplest, least invasive and inexpensive drags" for that use, declared Ada Jacox, co-chair of the HHS Agency for Health Care Policy & Research panel on cancer pain at a March 2 introductory press conference for the new clinical practice guidelines.

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