BBC: Doctors used as 'guinea pigs' in opioid painkiller promotion (2)

18 May, 2019

Good day Martin

Thank you for your post which really brings to the forum some key issues with regards to opioid use.

It is critical to provide the right information to the correct audience on the dangers of opioid abuse. Messages tailored towards:

1. Prescribers

2. Users

3. Policy makers

4. Law enforcement agents

All efforts done, in my opinion, should however be such that those requiring to access opioids for management of pain are not disadvantaged in the process.


Venus Mushininga

HIFA Profile: Venus Mushininga is a pharmacist at the Cancer Centre Pharmacy in Zimbabwe. Professional interests: Oncology, Dissemination of information through to Health Professionals and the public, Research. She is co-coordinator of the HIFA working group on information for Prescribers and Users of Medicines.

Email: vmushininga AT