I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

Papers: 22 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024

2024 Jun 24

Eur J Pain


General practitioners’ and community pharmacists’ beliefs and practices on opioids for non-malignant pain.


Jansen-Groot Koerkamp EAW, Weesie YM, Heringa M, Hek K, Blom JW, Numans ME, van Dijk L, Bouvy ML


In Europe, opioid use has surged, largely due to prescriptions for chronic non-malignant pain (CNMP). General practitioners (GPs) and community pharmacists (CPs) play a major role in opioid prescribing for non-malignant pain. Exploring their personal beliefs and practices might reveal underlying mechanisms to identify measures that could halt the further escalation of opioid use.