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Doctors Caught Between Patient Pain, Prescriptions

Physicians are confronting states' tightening treatment requirements, while the federal government weighs the possibility of mandatory educational plans for doctors to deal with the "epidemic" of prescription drug abuse, particularly opioids. Not all doctors are happy about it.

1 comments on "Doctors Caught Between Patient Pain, Prescriptions"
Pat (8/30/2012 at 1:47 PM)

Not using opiate painkillers for non-cancer pain does NOT automaticly equate to not treating the pain. There are MANY non-opiate measures for alleviating pain. Opiates for non-cancer pain should be avoided at all costs.