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Letters Bad medicine: pain

Risks of opioids are underplayed

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 26 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c464
  1. Simon M Holliday, general practitioner and visiting medical officer addictions1
  1. 1Albert Street Medical Centre, 78 Albert Street, Taree, NSW 2430, Australia
  1. simon{at}

    In Australia the debate highlighted by Spence continues.1 A draft national pain strategy has already been circulated for the national pain summit in Canberra on 11 March 2010.2

    Leading participants include professional, consumer, and other organisations, all with varying potential conflicts of interest and standing to benefit from increased …

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