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people in pain are suffering more than ever

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The 2016 CDC guidelines for opioid prescribing is still wreaking havoc on the lives of people in pain.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna890081
Created: April 2, 2019
By: 76May
Totals: 0 votes, 9 comments
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2 weeks ago
It has become ridiculous, yes.
2 weeks ago
The DEA really is going overboard with regulating so many necessary medications, especially pain killers. Doctors are being made to jump through hoops to even prescribe needed medications, and pharmacies are also being heavily regulated. While I understand what brought this on, the pendulum is swinging way too far and many responsible and medically compliant people are being denied what they need.

Just today, I was ask for my driver's license to get a script filled! I am a long time client and the medication has been prescribed to me for years for a chronic condition. Apparently it's another new requirement for any script not electronically sent. I am not happy about this at all.
2 weeks ago
They say insulin and Benadryl are next on the list of tightly controlled substances. I will try to find some info on this.
reply to: They say insulin and Benadryl are next on the list of tightly controlled substances. I will try to find some info on this.
2 weeks ago
No doubt! I wonder if there will be a push back. I'll never forget how my 98 year old, now deceased MIL was treated with her chronic pain. She was so under medicated that she often ended up in an ER in total back spasm and excruciating pain. She had severe arthritis all through her spine. She pushed herself to take every measure to control the pain without medication, but too many times, the pain won. She deserved better.
reply to: They say insulin and Benadryl are next on the list of tightly controlled substances. I will try to find some info on this.
A week and 5 days ago
They surely can't say insulin is contributing to the "opioid crisis." This would be out and out murder to deny insulin.
2 weeks ago
From a perspective I've not seen discussed...people may be going undiagnosed with acute conditions due to the requirements of pain management. They may even die because of it.

I do not know positively, but this may have occurred with my brother. His pain management required a separate doctor, whom he saw immediately prior to his death as evidenced by a brand new prescription. There were no other new prescriptions, and he obviously hadn't been admitted to the hospital, as he died at home. He supposedly had pneumonia and fluid around the heart. Neither of which had anything to do with his chronic pain. Had he been able to go to his primary physician, these may have been discovered, and treated.

Whatever good intentions may have prompted the changes in pain management, there are unintended consequences that I do not believe are even being acknowledged, much less addressed.

Good post, May.
reply to: From a perspective I've not seen discussed...people may be going undiagnosed with acute conditions due to the requirements of pain management. They may even die because of it. I do not know positively, but this may have occ
2 weeks ago
Thank you! And we'll said, Bozette.
reply to: From a perspective I've not seen discussed...people may be going undiagnosed with acute conditions due to the requirements of pain management. They may even die because of it. I do not know positively, but this may have occ
2 weeks ago
Please accept my condolences for your brother. It's so hard to lose a sibling.
reply to: Please accept my condolences for your brother. It's so hard to lose a sibling.
2 weeks ago
Thank you, May.