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Why has the US opioid crisis not spread to the UK? Thank the NHS

Denneny, Diarmuid and Cooper, Silvie (2018) Why has the US opioid crisis not spread to the UK? Thank the NHS. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (26 Feb 2018). Website.

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The US is currently experiencing an epidemic of opioid use - a crisis which has yet to cross the Atlantic to the United Kingdom. But why has opioid use reached crisis point in the US but not in the UK? Diarmuid Denneny and Silvie Cooper argue that the US crisis has its roots in the promotion of opioids for chronic pain management more than 20 years ago which led to a culture of attempting to end chronic pain rather than to manage it. The National Health Service in the UK, by contrast, made pain management services universally accessible and offers pain-management strategies beyond opioids.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2018 16:10
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:06

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