Thursday May 26, 2022

Chronic pain: The ‘unbearable’ condition affecting one in four

Opioids are useful for short-term, acute pain, but there is little evidence they help long-term, persistent pain. Despite this, opioid prescribing more than doubled between 1998 to 2018. It prompted the MHRA, the UK’s medicine regulator, to issue stronger warnings around the risk of addiction and overdose.

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