GPs react to CMO's opioid letter apology

Says one recipient of the letter: 'It was academic justification for a rubbish project'

The Chief Medical Officer apology for the distress caused after he sent warning letters to 4800 GPs over their opioid prescribing has been dismissed as an “academic justification for a rubbish project with junk methodology and junk outputs”.

Professor Brendan Murphy
Professor Brendan Murphy.

The ­original letters, signed by Professor Brendan Murphy, targeted doctors deemed to be among the top 20% of opioid prescribers, warning that