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Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. (2020) Opioids: risk of dependence and addiction. Drug Safety Update, 14, (2),

External website: https://www.gov.uk/drug-safety-update/opioids-risk...

New UK recommendations following a review of the risks of dependence and addiction associated with prolonged use of opioid medicines (opioids) for non-cancer pain. Before prescribing opioids, discuss with the patient the risks and features of tolerance, dependence, and addiction, and agree together a treatment strategy and plan for end of treatment.

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