This is an email I received as an update from Pain News Network with links to several articles:
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is planning to classify two chemicals in kratom as controlled substances, a move that will effectively prohibit sales of the popular herbal supplement. A growing number of people are using kratom for pain relief.
The U.S. Surgeon General has sent a letter to over two million doctors urging them to prescribe opioids safely and to take a pledge to “turn the tide” against drug abuse. Critics say the letter may only makes things worse for pain sufferers.
The United States is being inundated with counterfeit and very dangerous prescription drugs laced with fentanyl. One of the victims may have been the late pop star Prince. Sources say several fake pills were found in Prince’s home.
An Ohio woman suffered for decades from Ehler-Danlos syndrome without ever knowing why she was in so much pain. Now her husband and daughter are leading a campaign to help educate patients and doctors about EDS.
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