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How Stigma Against Addiction Devastates Pain Patients

How Stigma Against Addiction Devastates Pain Patientsby Elizabeth Brico @elizabethbricoFeb 2019

Here’s yet another story of what would qualify as malpractice if it were any other drug than opioids.  A doctor suddenly stops prescribing opioids necessary for the “activities of daily living” and sends their patient into the agony of physical withdrawal and an unnecessarily limited life without medical care.

There’s no concern for Quality of Life when politicians responding to media-hype and PROPagandists are controlling our pain care.

First it was a hip replacement. Then it became complicated by a MRSA infection. Eventually, Dee Giles, formerly an ER nurse, had to endure amputation of her right leg and the right half of her pelvis. Continue reading