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Opioid prescribing trends: an international perspective 

Opioid prescribing trends: an international perspective
Opioid prescribing trends: an international perspective

Cathy Stannard

, Michael Coupe

, and Anthony Pickering

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date: 20 June 2021

The relaxation of restrictive opioid laws in the US towards the end of the last century, a recognition of the disabling burden of chronic pain, and the emergence of trial data, albeit short-term, suggesting that opioids have a role in the management of long-term pain have resulted in a climate of increasing willingness to prescribe opioids. There has been a marked and progressive rise in the prescription of opioid drugs in both the UK and the US over the last decade.

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