Opioid prescribing: helping patients break free from risk
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Opioid prescribing: helping patients break free from risk

Erin Dean Health journalist

Prescribed opioids are in common use yet can have grave side effects, as seen in the dependency epidemic in the US. Read how to spot red flags, advise on safe opioid use and support holistic management of chronic pain

More than one in ten of the adult population were prescribed powerful opioid pain medications in 2017/18, according to a major Public Health England (PHE) review.

Nursing Standard. 36, 4, 51-54. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.4.51.s21

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