Responses are needed from both the medical community and patients/caregivers that have had experience with opioids for pain relief.
The Department of Health and Human Services is making a request for comment on the ‘Draft Report, proposes updates to best practices and recommendations for pain management, including chronic and acute pain’.
While everyone knows that there is certainly an illicit (illegal) drug crisis, patients and the medical community have been especially affected by this crackdown–and because of it, some patients have been taking drastic—and deadly—measures to get relief from their pain, and some doctors have lost their careers.
It’s up to us to be the voice for patients by standing up to the government, and finally stopping this insanity. Let them know that opioids–when taken under the care of a licensed physician–is beneficial for pain relief for many chronic pain conditions, not just cancer; it helps many of us with chronic, painful and disabling illnesses.
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