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


Doing a salaried GP job up in the North West. Came across quite a few patients exceeding daily morphine dose equivalent of 120mg! Declined to renew repeat prescriptions unless agree to gradually come down. 2 patients shouted at me and swore twice over the last 6 months. I am lost in the sea of medical ethics, reflecting while drowning. Will some of these patients vandalise my car or physically harm me??

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13 Sep 2018

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