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Opioid prescribing in primary care on the rise in England


In 2013/2014, the median number of pregabalin prescriptions was 66 per 1,000 population. In 2017/2018, it was 119 per 1000 population. The number was almost doubled in only four years . Is there a trend going further up ? If the fundamental argument is that GPs are not well equipped to manage these patients on these drugs , am I right to infer that the currently available specialist services where GPs are supposed to seek help , are failing us, GPs , then ?

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18 Sep 2019

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