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Patients in north England more likely to be prescribed opioids for pain, finds study


So.....We start doling out strong opiates for chronic pain, and suddenly there are far more patients with chronic pain. Surprised? Me neither. Once the strong opiate genie was out the bottle we were doomed. The obese chronic back pain could now demand and receive these drugs, and the complicity of Pain Clinics has made resistance futile. The result is a growing army of opiate addicted patients requesting inevitably higher and higher doses, whilst the Likely Lads rock up with agonising sciatica for which “only me mate’s gabbies and fencino patches work”. Utter (self inflicted) madness.

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12 Sep 2018

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