Don't prescribe analgesics for chronic pain, new NICE guidance advises

Draft NICE guidance on chronic pain warns that prescribing opioids and other commonly used drugs has little benefit and can lead to addiction.

by Chloe Harman
Chronic primary pain is characterised by significant emotional distress and functional disability. | GETTY IMAGES
Chronic primary pain is characterised by significant emotional distress and functional disability. | GETTY IMAGES

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