Category: March 2018

Government crackdown on prescription opioids leaving chronic sufferers in a world of pain

7.30 By Madeleine Morris                                                        Updated Mon at 12:25 am PHOTO: Opioids are used in painkillers such as codeine, oxycontin and fentanyl, among others. (AP: Jessica Hill) Patients using painkillers and doctors prescribing them have been put on notice by the Federal Government, as it tries to head off a US-style opioid epidemic. Key points: A government crackdown on prescription…