MYSTERY WIRE – Opioid Pain Management interview with …
The other side of opioids - Are CDC guidelines hurting or helping people with chronic pain? Up to 40 million Americans suffer with acute or chronic pain, and for most of them, opiates are the only medications that provide relief. But over the past five years, doctors have been forced to reduce or eliminate opiate prescriptions. So why have overdose deaths skyrocketed during this crackdown? This is an interview with Richard "Red" Lawhern, a chronic pain patient advocate about the controversial issue of prescribing opioids for pain.
Story - https://www.mysterywire.com/top-stories/the-other-side-of-opioids
Stanford Pain Management Study - https://academic.oup.com/painmedicine/article/21/8/1523/5687295