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Prescribing drugs of dependence in general practice
Part C2 - The role of opioids in pain management
Last revised: 02 Jun 2020
The RACGP series Prescribing drugs of dependence in general practice recognises that drugs of dependence have important therapeutic uses, but that prescription of these medicines must always be clinically appropriate and supported by national and state law.
During the development of Prescribing drugs of dependence in general practice, Part C1: Opioids, it became apparent that pain management needed its own focus. Hence, we have Part C1: Opioids and Part C2: The role of opioids in pain management. These two together provide evidence and strategies to support accountable prescribing of opioids.
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