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Tag: Opioids

Transcript – Programme 123: Opioids and Chronic Pain

March 01 , 2021
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Rethinking long-term pain management To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here orDownload 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 ...

Airing Pain 125: Opioid-Induced Constipation

November 03 , 2020
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Looking at the side effects of opioids for chronic pain management This edition of Airing Pain has been funded by an educational grant from Kyowa Kirin While opioids are seen as an effective treatment method for acute pain, there is an increasing debate on the efficacy of opioids when ...

Airing Pain 123: Opioids and Chronic Pain

July 07 , 2020
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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 prescription overdoses between the years of 1999 and 2017. The ...

New Airing Pain – Available Tuesday 7 July

June 29 , 2020
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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 crisis, the rates ...

Opioids

August 22 , 2019
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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 ...

Gabapentin and pregabalin

August 21 , 2019
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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 pregabalin and help you to ...

Medicines for long-term pain

July 11 , 2019
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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 about therapy options and enable informed discussions with their GP health ...

Powerful painkiller use ‘doubled in 15 years’ – BBC Article

September 25 , 2017
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The BBC has published an article concerning the rising use of 'potentially addictive painkillers' in England. You can read it here. ...

Back in the Spotlight: BBC Panorama’s “Hooked on Painkillers”

November 03 , 2015
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"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? In their latest episode ...

Airing Pain 64: Patients, Pills and Policies

February 17 , 2015
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Making pain patients’ voices heard across Europe and changing the prescribing culture This edition has been funded by Grünenthal. 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 Rowena Jacobs attended the fifth Societal ...

Airing Pain 54: Opioids, Memories and Prison Healthcare

February 12 , 2014
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Delving into the issues surrounding opioids and healthcare within prisons and investigating the relationship between memory and pain This edition has been supported by a grant from the Scottish Government. Paul Evans talks to Dr Cathy Stannard, a Consultant in Pain Medicine at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, who outlines ...

Airing Pain 48: Nursing Beyond Drugs

November 20 , 2013
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How nurses can use relaxation therapy, massage, acupuncture and empathy to help people manage their pain [For a Welsh language transcript please click here.] This edition has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All Programme in Wales. ‘Imagine how it feels if you’re in pain and people won’t ...

Airing Pain 44: Pain Management at Both Extremes of Life

May 22 , 2013
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Pain experienced by the very young and very old and the similar issues arising when dealing with these very different types of patient This edition has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All Programme in Northern Ireland. In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans speaks ...

Airing Pain 41: Inside a Multidisciplinary Pain Team

April 10 , 2013
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A look at how experts from different backgrounds work together in multidisciplinary pain teams This edition was funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Awards For All programme in Northern Ireland. Presenter Paul Evans travels to Northern Ireland to meet a multidisciplinary pain team at Craigavon Area Hopsital, including doctors, ...

Airing Pain 21: Opioids and Managing Pain in Remote Areas

December 01 , 2011
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How people in remote areas manage pain, and when and how to take opioids This programme was funded by a grant from Big Lottery Fund, Awards for All (Scotland) and by an educational grant from Pfizer. In this programme we hear about the challenges facing people with chronic pain ...