FPM response to government plans to improve packaging warnings for opioid medications

Published: 29/04/2019

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is pleased to see that the government is moving forward with plans to improve the packaging warnings on all Opioid and Opioid containing medications. We have been involved in an initiative led by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in this regard.  All stakeholders in the initiative agree that improving clarity for patients and healthcare professionals on the risks is an important step in the better use of these medicines across the health sector and continues to demonstrate the importance of good education for all on opioids.

More educational resources for healthcare professionals and patients can be found in our Opioids Aware resource.