Law backs doctors who prescribe opioids to the dying

Some doctors fear litigation and professional ruin if they are seen to have overprescribed opioids to terminally ill patients, according to a University of Queensland researcher. Palliative care expert Professor Geoffrey Mitchell said opioid overuse and some states’ new assisted dying legislation had put end-of-life care clinicians created a “perfect storm” of fear for clinicians […]

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Doctors slam Britain’s first medical cannabis clinic over claims

Doctors accuse Britain’s first medical cannabis clinic of making unfounded claims over pain relief The private Medical Cannabis Clinic (MCC) opened in Manchester last week  Further branches are scheduled for Birmingham and London’s Harley Street  Doctors now claim the drugs pain-relieving qualities have been exaggerated Britain’s first dedicated medical cannabis clinic has been accused by […]