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Pharmacology/Drug Development

2022 Oct 10


A qualitative interview study of GPs’ experiences of prescribing opioid medication for chronic pain.



Prescribing of opioid medication has increased over the last twenty years. Most occurs in primary care for chronic pain. There is little evidence that these drugs are effective for this indication and concerns about continuing prescribing, particularly in the long term and at high doses.