This bulletin provides an overview of current opioid prescribing within stakeholder regions. It highlights resources available to support good practice in prescribing of opioids, and to improve patient safety in prescribing of opioids.

Individual organisations can analyse their prescribing further in the Pain Management report. The Medicines in Practice Optimising the use of morphine 10mg/5mL oral solution in primary care also provides further advice and support.

This review is older than 18 months; in view of the continued emergence of new evidence, readers are recommended to re-check the biomedical literature.

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