Educational Series – Opioid medications; a review of the harms

This review presents information related to the opioid crisis in Australia and the initiatives taken by the Government in response. It also examines recent data, including post-marketing data, related to misuse, respiratory depression, mortality and serotonin syndrome for opioid pain medications.

It includes guiding commentary from Dr. Malcolm Hogg, a specialist in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital.


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