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NICE pushes through guidance limiting GP prescribing options for low back pain


- "Right Mr Bloggs, drugs won't help your agonising chronic back pain, so I'm stopping your prescriptions and referring you to physio which didn't help last year" NICE World -"Cheers Doc, that sounds great, thanks" Real World - "You having a laugh?? Make with the tramadol you prat, I'm in agony here. And if you refuse I'll pester your partners, go to OOH or rock up in A&E until I get some pills. Shove your NICE guidelines where the sun don't shine. Idiot!"

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02 Dec 2016

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