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    Default The ‘Phony War’ Against Opioids: Some Inconvenient Truths

    Richard A. Lawhern
    June 21, 2018

    Anyone who watches TV news will know that America has a major public health problem concerning drug addiction and opioid overdose deaths. In this context, we sometimes hear terms like “prescription opioid epidemic” and “over-prescribing” thrown about indiscriminately.
    Hidden inside the hype and misinformation are several inconvenient truths. Public policy on the drug crisis cannot be remotely effective until we embrace such truths and act on them.
    The largest and most ignored truth is that our present opioid crisis has very little to do with prescription drugs — and data published by the CDC prove it. People with addiction disorders and patients treated by doctors for chronic pain with opioid pain relievers are largely separate demographic groups.

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    Default Re: The ‘Phony War’ Against Opioids: Some Inconvenient Truths

    The people who seem to be the most vocal about denying other people opioid pain relievers usually are the ones who have had little or no personal experience with true severe unrelenting pain in their own lives. The moral outrage that they display when crowing about how they survived (fill in the blank) with nothing more than aspirin or acetaminophen for pain relief speaks volumes as to how little they really know when disparaging others.

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    Default Re: The ‘Phony War’ Against Opioids: Some Inconvenient Truths

    Like!

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    Exactly what Maurya said!!!

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    Default Re: The ‘Phony War’ Against Opioids: Some Inconvenient Truths

    Also agree. Further, if you will be in chronic pain for the rest of your life, does it really matter that you're "addicted"? I thought it was simply called "pain management."
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