Painkiller tips discussed in online webinar

People with chronic pain, their families, and health professionals are invited to take part in a free online live webinar entitled Opiates, Friend or Foe with Dr. Andrea Furlan.

Furlan is an associate scientist at the Institute for Work and Health, a physician at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Physiatry at the University of Toronto.

She will discuss endorphins, opioids and opium, myths and realities about addiction and opioids, what your doctor might think about your pain killers and tips on talking to your doctor about opioid medication.

This webinar is Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. For more information and to register, please visit the Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability website at

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