[PDF] Chronic pain: supporting safer prescribing of analgesics

British Medical Association - BMA
British Medical Association (BMA)
Publication date:
01 March 2017


This briefing paper highlights some of the key issues surrounding the use of analgesics in the management of patients with chronic pain; setting out a range of recommendations for governments, policy makers and healthcare professionals, with the aim of supporting the safer prescribing of these medicines. Whilst it provides an introduction to the current state of the evidence in this area, it is not intended to provide a systematic review of the evidence or act as a clinical guide