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Opioid Painkiller Addiction Awareness Day (OPAAD)

LONDON – Today marks the second annual Opioid Painkiller Addiction Awareness Day (OPAAD) which was established to raise awareness about the risks associated with opioids including the very real risk of addiction.  In the United States, there is an epidemic of opioid painkiller abuse, which has led to an explosion of heroin use and overdose [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|News|0 Comments

Australian Doctors and pharmacists at odds over plan to make codeine prescription-only

The story in the Guardian online today  reveals that in Australia there is a move to restrict codeine based medicines to prescription only stopping the purchase of medicines like Neurofen Plus or Panadeine Extra in the pharmacy. The system in Australia has is very similar to the UK, however this is not the case in every country some [...]

By | July 29th, 2016|News|0 Comments

BMA calls for much needed action to tackle prescription drug dependence

Click here for full report PAIN welcomes the publication of the analysis report by the BMA’s Board of Science, titled ‘Prescribed drugs associated with dependence and withdrawal – building a consensus for action’ which was published on 12 October 2015. The BMA is the British Medical Association is the trade union and professional body for doctors [...]

By | July 29th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Launch of new Alliance for Opioid Painkiller Dependency

Launching the new Opioid Painkiller Dependence Alliance which is an ‘umbrella’ body forming an alliance of organisations involved in pain control and in addiction management. PAIN are delighted to be have been one of the founding members and one of the 8 core members, which together represent the interests of both the pain and addiction communities. Click here [...]

By | July 2nd, 2015|News|0 Comments