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Government medicine regulator launches major opioids review to cut prescribing


"There is no doubt that we have an epidemic of opioid use at the moment"- ridiculous hyperbole from the BMA spokesman. In my career I saw two people commit suicide as a result of severe MSK pain when no one would give them anything stronger than DHC. So, GPs stop using MST, patients commit suicide and GP will end up in the dock. You heard it here first. I had several people with severe MSK pain on things like low dose fentanyl patches or MST, who use didn't escalate and who were able to live fulfilling lives, in some cases carrying on working. And if there is such an "epidemic" then why are we using methadone for drug addicts- none of whom get off it, and almost all of whom don't work?

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14 Feb 2019

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