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Manx GPs "overreliant" on opioid prescriptions

Local doctor keen to see more alternative therapies

Manx GPs need more alternative therapies for pain relief in order to prescribe fewer opioid drugs.

That's according to Dr Helen Freer from Finch Hill Health Centre.

A report from Public Health England estimates around 12 million adults there have been prescribed potentially addictive drugs such as painkillers and sleeping tablets in the last year.

Dr Freer believes GPs here prescribe too many opioids, and should look at other options:

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