Long-term opioid prescribing increasing despite questionable efficacy

Opioid prescribing in England increased from 2010 to 2014 despite these drugs increasingly being considered ineffective in the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain, a study published in the British Journal of General Practice has shown.

by Chloe Harman
There is growing controversy about the long-term use of opioids in treating non-cancer pain. | iSTOCK
There is growing controversy about the long-term use of opioids in treating non-cancer pain. | iSTOCK

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