Public health

Don’t let misplaced legal fears deter use of opioids at the end of life

Clinicians should not be deterred from prescribing opioids in end of life care due to misperceived fears of legal and professional sanctions, palliative care specialists say. Writing in the MJA they note that warning letters have recently been sent out to the nation’s top 20% opioid prescribing doctors from the Department of Health, advising them that ...

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