Medicines for long-term pain

Pain Concern has produced three expert information leaflets focusing on current, commonly prescribed pain medications: antidepressants for pain (amitriptyline); gabapentin & pregabalin; opioids. The purpose of the leaflets is to equip people with authoritative information about th
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Transcript – Programme 21: Opioids and managing pain in remote areas

How people in remote areas manage pain, and when and how to take opioids.
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Airing Pain Programme 54: Opioids, memories and prison healthcare

Delving into the issues surrounding opioids and healthcare within prisons and investigating the relationship between memory and pain.
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Back in the Spotlight: BBC Panorama’s “Hooked on Painkillers”

“When it comes to opioids the dangers of physical dependance are well known. So why are doctors now handing out more than 22 millons presciption a year?” ~ Declan Lawn in Panorama’s “Hooked on Painkillers”. Did you happen to watch BBC Panorama​ last night
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Transcript – Programme 66: Not A Burden

For a PDF of this transcript please click here. The challenges facing young people in caring roles and ways to support them. Friends don’t always understand, they don’t get out much and they’re faced with daunting responsibilities, but they wouldn’t change a thing about their families
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Transcript – Programme 63: Interventional pain management

For a PDF of this transcript please click here. From nerve-blocks to spinal cord stimulators: how interventional approaches can help. Physiotherapy, exercise, medications and clinical psychology all play an important role in pain management, but what happens if these treatments don’t
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Transcript – Programme 64: Patients, Pills and Policies

For a PDF of this transcript please click here Making pain patients’ voices heard across Europe and changing the prescribing culture. Almost 100 million EU citizens have chronic pain, but there is still much progress to be made in improving diagnosis and treatment. Pain Concern’s Rowe
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