• Medicine
  • Published 2015

Opioid painkiller dependency (OPD): an overview. A report written for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prescribed Medicine Dependency.

@inproceedings{Shapiro2015OpioidPD,
  title={Opioid painkiller dependency (OPD): an overview. A report written for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prescribed Medicine Dependency.},
  author={Harry Shapiro},
  year={2015}
}
Summary: • The growth in the use of OP across many western countries and the subsequent rise in OP dependency and overdose has become a major health concern for international agencies and especially in the United States • In the UK, the subject of OP dependency is chronically under-researched. Despite having some of the highest levels of OP use and sales in the EU and a wealth of anecdotal evidence from individuals, patient group representatives and clinicians about OP dependence, the… CONTINUE READING