Here are excerpts from 4 more articles showing that many suicides classified as “overdose” deaths are likely due to chronic pain.
The first article I include below started the “official awareness” that many opioid-overdose deaths may have been due to unbearable pain. Patients are committing suicide when their pain medications are taken away by the over-zealous promotion of anti-opioid policies.
With a powerful and well-known author like the head of NIDA, Dr. Nora Volkow, we can hope that other professionals will take note.
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