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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 ...

Transcript – Programme 123: Opioids and Chronic Pain

July 07 , 2020
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Rethinking long-term pain management To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Download 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 ...

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 ...

Amitriptyline

July 12 , 2019
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WE RECOMMEND READING THIS ARTICLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR LEAFLET, ANTIDEPRESSANTS, WHICH YOU CAN FIND HERE.  Prefer a PDF?Download Many people living with chronic pain are daunted by the prospect of long term or even permanent drug therapy. What are these drugs, are they safe and how do they work? ...

Transcript – Programme 106: Pain Education for Doctors, Patients and Parents

September 04 , 2018
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What can be done to implement better pain education for doctors, patients and parents, and trusting your pharmacist when in doubt To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download This edition has been funded by Pain Concern supporter and cyclist Ade and The Sackler Trust. According to the British Pain ...

Airing Pain 106: Pain Education For Doctors, Patients And Parents

September 04 , 2018
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What can be done to implement better pain education for doctors, patients and parents, and trusting your pharmacist when in doubt This edition has been funded by Pain Concern supporter and cyclist Ade and The Sackler Trust. According to the British Pain Society, doctors and other healthcare professionals (HCPs) ...

‘Growing problem’ of addiction to prescription drugs probed – BBC article

January 24 , 2018
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Public Health England is launching a review into "growing problem" of prescription drug addiction. The review, which will take a year, will cover: sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs known as benzodiazepines and z-drugs (zolpidem and zopiclone)painkillers called opioids, pregabalin and gabapentin (the latter two are also used to treat epilepsy)antidepressants Article ...

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. ...

Airing Pain 79: Side Effects, Placebos and a Brief History of Nerve Pain

May 03 , 2016
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Making sense of side effects, the power of placebo, and the improving treatment of neuropathic pain This edition has been funded by friends and supporters of Pain Concern. Tens of thousands of soldiers in the First World War survived with limb amputations, but doctors and wider society were unprepared ...

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 BBC reporter ...

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 ...
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