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Government medicine regulator launches major opioids review to cut prescribing


The result of this study will be the usual league tables and graphs from med mgmt naming and shaming high prescribing GPs who will be pilloried again. The real answer (which will not happen) is to ban GP prescribing of strong opiates, and force Pain Clinics who initiate these drugs to keep patients on their books under a shared care arrangement (similar to rheumatoid drugs).

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14 Feb 2019

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