Doctors have nothing to fear when prescribing opioids for end-of-life care: experts

Reassurance comes after anecdotal claims some are leaving the specialty
end-of-life care

Doctors have been reassured that they have nothing to fear from the law when prescribing opioids to ease the suffering of end-of-life patients, according to an MJA Perspective.

Academics from the University of Queensland, who carried out a review of legal actions in relation to overmedication hastening death, have concluded the law is an ally and not seeking to blame practitioners.