Junior doctors may be a little too enthusiastic about the use of opioids for the management of refractory breathlessness in patients with COPD. According to a survey of basic trainees in Victoria, most (87%) believed that opioids have a role in the management of breathlessness and 64% would recommend it as a first line treatment. ...
Survey reveals breathtaking attitude change to opioids
By Mardi Chapman
21 Jun 2017