Dr. Jay Grider discusses how Targeted Drug Delivery (TDD) can help avoid the epidemiological issues of long-term opioid therapy.
WHY SHOULD I INCORPORATE TDD INTO MY PRACTICE?
The Control Workflow™ for Targeted Drug Delivery (TDD) is an approach to help eliminate systemic opioids and provide effective pain relief. The purpose of this workflow is to provide a treatment option for chronic pain using low-dose TDD. Patients should receive appropriate pain treatment based on careful consideration of benefits and risks of treatment options.
TDD has demonstrated a substantial reduction in the amount of drug required to effectively manage chronic pain. By having an outlined workflow, we are hoping to reduce perceived barriers to the TDD therapy.1
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