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
‘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…. a very interesting piece from Australia!
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
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