Headache: Australia takes the podium for inappropriate opioid prescribing

A Victorian neurologist has made fresh calls for greater hospital and patient engagement in evidence-based headache care after his research showed Australia’s emergency departments are one of the world’s biggest opioid prescribers for primary headache. Migraine Foundation Chair Professor Tissa Wijeratne co-studied headache-related opioid use in 4,536 patients presenting to 57 hospitals across Australia, New ...

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