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Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin Fast Facts | Opioid Politics: Pseudoaddiction Caught in the Crossfire


I share David’s concerns in his piece “Opioid Politics: Pseudoaddiction Caught in the Crossfire!” Very important to go back to the original article and definition. It may have been misused by others but the article itself is a genuine description of what is a problem still to this day! Source: Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin … Continue reading

PM – ‘Chronic pain is basically plasticity gone wild’: Dr Norman Doidge 18/05/2015


 ‘Chronic pain is basically plasticity gone wild’: Dr Norman Doidge 18/05/2015.  An interesting read and listen! #Hpm #hpmglobal @amworldtodaypm

Opioids may not be the most harmful pain drugs after all…


Opioids may not be the most harmful pain drugs after all…. a very interesting piece from Australia!

Codeine and Kids


Codeine! The analgesic of choice for head injury patients for junior house staff those many moons ago!  It wasn’t really a choice, we weren’t allow to use morphine because it was dangerous! But what do we know now….? Codeine is a pro-drug that gets broken down to morphine.  So all those years ago we were delivering … Continue reading

JAMA Forum: The Public Health Challenge of Drug Overdose « news@JAMA


This JAMA Forum article, by Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, a pediatrician and Secretary of the Maryland Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene. A balanced piece. I particularly like how he finishes it!  “..sees the problem in full.”  This should include the under treatment of pain! “With so many perspectives on the challenge of drug overdose, … Continue reading

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