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A comparison of educational events for physicians and nurses in Australia sponsored by opioid manufacturers.


Grundy Q, Mazzarello S, Brennenstuhl S, Karanges EA
PLoS One. 2021; 16(3):e0248238.
PMID: 33735203.


Educational activities for physicians sponsored by opioid manufacturers are implicated in the over- and mis-prescribing of opioids. However, the implications of promotion to nurses are poorly understood. Nurses play a key role in assessing pain, addressing the determinants of pain, and administering opioid medications. We sought to understand the nature and content of pain-related educational events sponsored by opioid manufacturers and to compare events targeting physicians and nurses.