Transcript – Programme 123: Opioids and Chronic Pain

Rethinking long-term pain management To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. This edition of Airing Pain has been supported with a grant from Kyowa Kirin donated for this purpose. The opioid crisis reached its peak in the United States in 2017, where
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Airing Pain 125: Opioid-Induced Constipation

Looking at the side effects of opioids for chronic pain management This edition of Airing Pain has been supported with a grant from Kyowa Kirin donated for this purpose While opioids are seen as an effective treatment method for acute pain, there is an increasing debate on the efficac
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New Airing Pain – Available Tuesday 3 November

While opioids are seen as an effective treatment method for acute pain, there is an increasing debate on the efficacy of opioids when treating chronic pain conditions. One of the most common side effects of long-term opioid usage is constipation. Conditions like irritable bowel syndro
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Airing Pain 123: Opioids and Chronic Pain

Rethinking long-term pain management This edition of Airing Pain has been supported with a grant from Kyowa Kirin donated for this purpose For a full transcript of this programme, please click here. The opioid crisis reached its peak in the United States in 2017, where addiction and o
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New Airing Pain – Available Tuesday 7 July

On Tuesday 7 July 2020, Airing Pain returns, with producer Paul Evans looking into opioid medication for chronic pain. Tune in as he speaks to two world-reknowned pain specialists, a GP and a chronic pain patient who maganged to reduce her medication, looking into the opioid addiction
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Opioids

Click on the image below to read and download the full PDF leaflet Opioids Opioids are a group of medicines that come from the extract of poppy seeds or other medicines that work in the same way. Types of opioid The first opioids came directly from the poppy seed and include medicines
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Gabapentin and pregabalin

Click on the image below to read and download the full PDF leaflet   Gabapentin and pregabalin This leaflet is about gabapentin and pregabalin, two drugs which are part of a group sometimes called gabapentinoids. The leaflet will give you some background about gabapentin and preg
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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; and opioids. The purpose of the leaflets is to equip people with authoritative information abou
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Powerful painkiller use ‘doubled in 15 years’ – BBC Article

The BBC has published an article concerning the rising use of ‘potentially addictive painkillers’ in England. You can read it here.
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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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