Questions Raised About Prescribing Painkillers for Dementia Patients (BBC Radio Four)

Summary

An investigation into the role of big pharma in the international opioid crisis, from BBC Radio 4, touches upon questions about the ethics and suitability of pain management embedded semi-routinely in care for persons with dementia:

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Reference

Opioids: A Painful Prescription? [Online]: BBC Radio Four’s “File on Four” programme, May 12th 2019 [and] May 14th 2019.

Expert opinion on the uncertainties:

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Reference

Erdal, A. Ballard, C. [and] Vahia, IV. [et al] (2019). Analgesic treatments in people with dementia – how safe are they? A systematic review. Expert Opinion on Drug Safety. April 30th 2019: 1-12. [Epub ahead of print].

Possibly of related background interest:

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Reference

University of East Anglia Medicines Optimisation Group (2019). Toolkit for tackling chronic opioid use in non-cancer pain. [Online]: University of East Anglia; Medicines Optimisation Group, May 2019.

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