Should opioids be used for chronic non-cancer pain?

Michael J Cousins
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10180
Published online: 19 March 2012

To the Editor: Kapur and colleagues correctly assert that the Declaration of Montréal states that “access to pain management is a fundamental human right”.1 The Declaration was proposed by International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) delegates to the International Pain Summit and was approved by the IASP Council.

  • Michael J Cousins

  • Pain Management Research Institute, University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW.

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