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Reducing opioids harms with Aili Langford

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Despite evidence recommending against the use of opioids, about 20% of people with osteoarthritis take opioids on a long-term basis to manage their pain. But are they helpful? Or are they potentially harmful? Aili Langford joins us on this week's episode to discuss.

Aili is a hospital pharmacist employed at Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney. Aili’s research is focused on developing the world’s first evidence-based guideline for deprescribing opioids. She recently submitted her PhD thesis on this topic. Following public consultation and independent expert and methodological review, the guideline recommendations were approved by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (as of 14/09/2022).



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