Opioid Prescribing Policies and Potential to Increase Pain

The Proliferation of Dosage Thresholds in Opioid Prescribing Policies and Their Potential to Increase Pain and Opioid-Related Mortality

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pme.12815/full

Note: I’m currently in the airport for a weekend trip to visit my mom in San Diego, but I can’t resist posting some of the articles I’m seeing concerning  the terrible impact the CDC’s opioid prescribing guidelines will have on us.

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One thought on “Opioid Prescribing Policies and Potential to Increase Pain

  1. painkills2

    I just love the phrase “unintended consequences,” seemingly removing all blame, like the consequences were unforeseen.

    “…alternatives that would provide a balanced approach to the treatment of pain and the prevention of harm without interfering with the physician-patient relationship.”

    So many experts are living in the past… Prevention efforts (i.e., law enforcement) have already interfered with the physician-patient relationship, and it’s too late to repair the damage. Sure, it won’t be that way for everyone, but I can’t believe that I’m the only pain patient who has given up on doctors.

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