Regulatory colleges to set painkiller guidelines

Silversides, Ann
October 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/13/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 8, p464
Academic Journal
The article reports that physicians and surgeons in Canada are together drafting guidelines related to the use of opioids. It mentions that the guidelines are being developed due to rapidly increasing opioid prescribing and its addiction in Canada and states that the physicians and surgeons working on the guidelines are concerned about the inappropriate prescription of opioids by physicians in Canada. It informs that the guidelines will be disseminated through a number of partners in Canada.


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