Senators claim it’s too easy to obtain opiod pain medication. [personal note: WHERE? I can’t get any pain medication]
More people suffer from chronic pain than heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined, and pain is a major reason why people even seek admission to a hospital; so the senators are proposing that the opinions of a large segment of hospital patients be ignored, not that it isn’t happening already. Pain patients frequently tell us they go without appropriate pain treatment in hospitals because they are quickly labeled as drug seekers. Some have horrific stories of mistreatment.
Read the entire article [and get upset] click on the Pain News Network link.