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Proposed ban on opioids for chronic pain leaves GPs with scant options

NICE now recommends GPs do not prescribe opioids for chronic primary pain – but what are the alternatives, asks Emma Wilkinson

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Editor’s blog

NICE: GPs should advise paracetamol over ibuprofen for Covid-19

GPs should advise patients with suspected coronavirus (Covid-19) to use paracetamol rather than ibuprofen to treat their symptoms, rapid guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has said. 

Government lifts bulk-buy importing restrictions on medical cannabis

Pharmacists will be able to fill prescriptions for cannabis-based medicines faster due to a change in importing regulations.