Tag Archives: Strong Opioids: First-Line Oral Opioids

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: Full Audio Link … Continue reading

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Guideline on Prescribing Opioids in Palliative Care (NICE Clinical Guideline CG140)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued a clinical guideline on prescribing of strong opioids for pain in the palliative care of adults. This guideline covers first-line treatment for patients assessed as requiring pain relief … Continue reading

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