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.  The opioid crisis reached its peak in the United States in 2017, where addiction and overprescription have led to 218,000 deaths from prescripti
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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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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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Airing Pain 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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