Pain is seen by many as the so-called fifth vital sign but is it reasonable to expect us to eliminate it entirely? The long term consequences for medicine and our patients are now manifesting in daily newscasts regarding “the opioid epidemic”.

Presented by Monty Mythen with Dr Patrick Shanahan, Anesthesiology Consultants Enterprises, Louisville KY and Mike Grocott, Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, University of Southampton.