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Opioids out of balance​

​Managing chronic non-cancer pain requires health professionals to balance the benefits and harms of all treatments.

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RADAR: Opioids

​Changes made to support the appropriate prescribing and use of opioids, and reduce harms.

Podcast: Acute and chronic pain management

Dr Simon Holliday, a rural GP and addiction physician, speaks with NPS MedicineWise Medical Advisor Dr Jill Thistlethwaite about the use of codeine for the management of acute and chronic pain.


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If not opioids, then what?​

​Opioid medicines have a limited role in chronic non-cancer pain. An emphasis on active self-management is a better way to improve function and quality of life for people living with chronic pain.

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Opioids, chronic pain and the bigger picture

Opioid medicines in chronic non-cancer pain – balancing opioid-related harm with effective pain management and quality of life.

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Neuropathic pain

Accurate diagnosis is key to optimal management of this challenging condition.

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Low back pain

Providing reassurance, encouraging activity and reducing reliance on imaging.

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Opioids: New and amended PBS listings

Changes made to support the appropriate prescribing and use of opioids, and reduce harms.

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Medicinal cannabis: what you need to know

Information and resources about medicinal cannabis for consumers and health professionals.

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Choosing Wisely Australia

Choosing Wisely recommendations for opioids across different healthcare settings.