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Opioids: GPs set to be central in reduction drive


When the licences for strong opiates changed to include Chronic Pain, we were doomed. Before then we could shrug our shoulders and say there was nothing more potent available. Now we stand accused of either leaving a desperate patient in severe pain, or causing a catastrophic opiate addiction, (as well as sucking in existing addicts who have suddenly developed severe pain for which only opiates (and pregabalin) work). All GP new precribing for these drugs should be banned (except in terminal care). It won't be long before opportunistic solicitors will be lining up to prosecute us for causing opiate addiction, whilst the queue of patients requesting these drugs will grow longer and longer.

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04 Jul 2017

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