It’s very sad but, true that if CMS adopts the CDC’s guidelines it will affect all major insurance companies. It’s already affected many before and more will follow suit causing more harm then good to all Americans.
The Feds Are About to Stick It to Pain Patients in a Big Way – VICE by Maia Szalawitz
“We need to cut the supply of pain, not the supply of drugs”
Before she turned 18, Anne*, a nurse, had endured at least five major surgeries, all without the use of post-op medication stronger than ibuprofen. As a child in Birmingham, Alabama, she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, but eventually learned that she actually has primary generalized dystonia, a genetic disorder that causes frequent painful muscle spasms and rigidity. By 19, she says, she had tried pretty much every treatment available, including a spinal implant that made matters worse.
Then she was given a prescription opioid.
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