Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Adrian Dunlop

PhD, FAChAM, GradDipEpi&Biostat, is Area Director and Senior Staff Specialist, Drug & Alcohol Clinical Services; Conjoint Associate Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle; Assistant Clinical Advisor in Drug and Alcohol, Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Office, NSW Ministry of Health and member, Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health, Hunter Medical Research Institute and University of Newcastle, New South Wales.

Opioid use in chronic non-cancer pain Part 1 Known knowns and known unknowns

Indications and definitionsThe main indications for prescribing opioids are for the management of opioid dependency, acute pain, terminal pain and for CNCP.Opioid dependency has been treated with...

Opioid use in chronic non-cancer pain Part 2 Prescribing issues and alternatives

Case study 1Just before leaving work one Friday evening, your receptionist informs you that a short-acting oxycodone repeat prescription is required for a female patient, 74 years of age, who sees...


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