“Mainstream media in the United States has been gripped by the opioid crisis over the last few years; however, the narrative of the opioid crisis has all but ignored the unintended victims of this campaign – those who suffer from chronic pain.

Is the tide beginning to change? Maybe.

Recently, National Pain Report ran a story about a group of healthcare professionals who have taken up the fight, on behalf of chronic pain patients, to help protect them against proposals which would restrict opioid therapy to Oregon Medicaid patients, you can read that story here.

On the same day, Fox News ran “the first of a three-part series on the nation’s struggle to address a crippling opioid crisis, and the unintended victims left in its wake.” You can click here for the full story.

This first installment focuses on the CDC’s guidelines for prescribing opioids, and the related increase in suicides among chronic pain patients.”

Read more @

http://nationalpainreport.com/the-opioid-crisis-chronic-pain-suicide-is-the-narrative-starting-to-change-8837997.html

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