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Heated discussions – exponential rise in babies born addicted to opiodes



Joff Lacey, Monty Mythen and Patrick Shanahan get stuck into an informative discussion about yesterday’s ‘heated’ and controversial debate regarding the opiode crisis.

Joff Lacey reports he heard one clinician say “over 25% of total knee replacements are still on opiodes 6 months after their operation”.

Patrick Shanahan pleads with the public “don’t connect discomfort with a need for a narcotic to take care of it, there are many other avenues to take care of pain; that message is not out there enough!”

Monty Mythen and the team agree it’s important not to “demonise narcotics” but all agree these discussions are essential.

 

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Heated discussions – exponential rise in babies born addicted to opiodes

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