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Opioids and chronic pain

Opioids are a class of medicines taken to help reduce pain. They work on the central nervous system to slow down nerve signals between the brain and the body.

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New patient information video about opioids

The Faculty of Pain Medicine has partnered with NPS MedicineWise to produce a new animated video aimed at helping people make an informed decision with their doctor about whether to start taking an opioid medicine for chronic non-cancer pain.

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New opioid video media release

Position statement on the use of slow-release opioid preparations in the treatment of acute pain

Statement on principles for identifying and preventing opioid-induced ventilatory impairment (OIVI)

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