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Opi­oids are a group of med­i­cines that come from the extract of pop­py seeds or oth­er med­i­cines that work in the same way. This leaflet by Dr Roger Knag­gs explains all about their uses, includ­ing the ben­e­fits and risks asso­ci­at­ed with their use.

Dr Roger Knag­gs is Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor at the School of Phar­ma­cy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Not­ting­ham and Fel­low of the Fac­ul­ty of Pain Medicine.