News (September 2017)

Statement on recent evidence of increasing access to, and episodes of poisoning from prescription opioids

18th Sep 2017

Over recent years, opioid medicines have been prescribed more commonly for other types of long-term pain such as back pain, arthritis or nerve pain. However, there is less evidence that they are effective in the longer term for these types of pain. read more..

Overdoses on opioid painkillers more than double in a decade

13th Sep 2017

Number of hospital admissions in England rose to 11,660 last year as doctors say drugs are being prescribed too readily read more..

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