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Many patients being 'under-treated' for their pain

Many patients with advanced cancer and other debilitating conditions are being "under-treated" for their pain, new guidance from the health watchdog NICE says.

The watchdog has issued new guidance in the hope of increasing the use of morphine and other strong painkillers known as opioids, the only adequate pain relief source for some patients.

Medical correspondent Fergus Walsh reports.

  • 22 May 2012
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