This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Read the latest issue online

GPs buried under trusts' workload dump

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

Opioids: GPs set to be central in reduction drive

Comment

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.

Posted date

04 Jul 2017

Posted time

9:44am

required
required
required