Twenty “Pain” Questions to Ask Political Candidates

Twenty Questions to Ask Political Candidates –  August 26, 2017, by Lynn Webster, M.D.

These are great questions to ask yourself too – here are just a few of my favorites:

Here are 20 questions that every candidate should be able to answer to your satisfaction. You can use these questions as a guide to grade the individuals.

  1. What is the difference between physical dependence and addiction or an opioid use disorder?
  2. How many people commit suicide annually due in part to chronic pain?
  3. What percentage of opioid-associated overdoses involve illegal opioids?
  4. Does prescribing opioids after surgery usually lead to addiction?

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