The doctor that we all know is biased should be ashamed of herself as look what’s happening now to CNCP patients & those with cancer as we decline even more or “so called guidelines for PCP” who they say write more than 50% of opioids. I don’t know about anyone else, but my PCP doesn’t & hasnt prescribed them in years. It’s a pain specialist I see who’s still following guidelines set up by his big city hospital that gets a lot of FEDERAL MONEY.
All Things Considered aired a two-part series this week on the opioid prescribing guidelines being developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many expected an in-depth and balanced report on America’s love-hate relationship with opioids – how a medicine that gives pain relief to millions is also responsible for the deaths of thousands who abuse it.
Host Robert Siegel said the nation was at a “turning point” in its complicated relationship with opioids. The broadcast interviewed pain specialists, a family physician, and various experts who said the CDC guidelines either go too far or are long overdue.
“We have a moral responsibility to address pain and suffering. And we do have a responsibility not to do harm, but you can do harm in either direction,” said Richard Payne, MD, of Duke University.
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