Pain Care Shouldn’t Be Political Theater — Pain News Network – June 20, 2016 – By Richard Oberg, MD
The old saying, “It takes one to know one”, is demonstrated by this courageous physician willing to defend opioids for pain patients.
The current hysteria over opioid pain medication is, without a doubt, the most unbelievable and difficult situation for patients I’ve ever seen in my 30 years of practice. With an increasing number of deaths due to overdose, the message has become that opioid medication is the problem.
Healthy people, including healthy physicians, don’t seem to believe chronic pain really exists to the degree that it does.
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