A patient’s opposition to the anti-opioid movement

A patient’s opposition to the anti-opioid movement – KevinMD.com – Mar 2019

I wrote this essay for the doctors’ blog, KevinMD.com. My original title was “California’s Death of Sanity Project” as I criticize what’s called the “California Death Certificate Project”.

It’s bad enough that they are prosecuting doctors for prescription they are writing now, but this project goes up to three years into the past, looking for any opioid prescription to a person who overdoses, even years after they received the prescription, even if the overdose was from fentanyl or a combination of multiple illicit drugs.

As I end my essay:

Trying to stem illicit opioid overdose deaths by mandating restrictions on opioids for patients in pain is only a cruel experiment fueled by ignorance and fear.

— Read on www.kevinmd.com/blog/2019/03/a-patients-opposition-to-the-anti-opioid-movement.html

6 thoughts on “A patient’s opposition to the anti-opioid movement

    1. Zyp Czyk Post author

      That’s what I’d like to know too. They used to be so extremely protective of their singular right to “practice medicine”, but now they’re letting the government do what they never let “alternative medicine” practitioners do: decide on patient treatment.

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      1. canarensis

        I was going to ask my doc how he felt about a bunch of acupuncturists & chiros superseding his medical judgement –you’d think an MD would go ballistic at the very concept– but when I found out he’d become an acolyte of Jane Ballentyne I didn’t bother.

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