Facing some unpleasant truths about opioids

Facing some unpleasant truths about opioids

To openly question the role of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain is to draw the ire of patients and, sometimes, the displeasure of colleagues, particularly those who specialize in pain medicine. But it is long past time that doctors and patients reflect on what happens when these drugs are prescribed for months or years at a time.

Patient-centred healthcare could reduce wait times and improve the Canadian health system

Patient-centred healthcare could reduce wait times and improve the Canadian health system

Overcrowded EDs, stressed staff and concerns about patient safety are problems witnessed more often than any health care professional would wish. How to prevent this chaos?