Fixing pain management could help us solve the opioid crisis

  • Australia is facing a critical public health issue of poorly managed pain

The combination of poor health outcomes, inappropriate prescribing for pain and non-prescription use of opioids has resulted in opioid-related deaths surpassing the national annual road toll.

And prescription opioids were involved in more than 70% of drug-related deaths in Australia in 2017.

  • What should opioids be used for?

Kleo 5eOpiods began being commonly prescribed in the 90s, despite limited research supporting their effectiveness for chronic pain that wasn’t caused by…

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