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Number of GP patients co-prescribed gabapentinoids and opioids triples

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I think that this simply reflects how poorly we have been understanding Pain as a syndrome ( or I prefer a disease) all these times . NICE typically(and repeatedly) fell into the trap of giving recommendations to manage specific , physical entity called neuropathic pain , instead of managing a person with chronic complex pain . And we are all guilty of that from time to time. Clearly , various drugs tried through history and should presumably have taught us some lessons( or not )? Physical , emotional and social (I would argue even political and economic) circumstances all contribute to pain. The fantasy of ‘ take this pill and the pain will go’ is always a slippery slope.

Posted date

05 Dec 2018

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11:07am

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