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Analgesics in cancer pain: results of a questionnaire
  1. D. S. Robbie,
  2. A. T. Mennie


    A questionnaire was sent to seventy-five doctors in a London cancer hospital enquiring about their use of analgesics in cancer pain.

    In the 37 replies which were returned a wide range of analgesics was prescribed.

    In the most painful and distressing conditions, opiates were always used with a strong bias towards diamorphine. However, it was claimed that mild non-narcotic analgesics given regularly often gave better and longer lasting reliefs than narcotics which were prescribed on a pro re nata basis.

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