1. Deb

    If patients were listened to, some would prefer stronger opioids and some would prefer milder ones, some might prefer non-opioid approaches. People are very different when it comes to pain. The important thing is to listen to patients, who often know what their bodies need, even better than doctors. Don’t let your patients scream in agony because some study says they don’t need stronger opioids. Our overdose crisis has little to do with prescription opioids and much more to do with less safe illegal drugs. So why are we still trying to reduce prescription opioids when prescriptions are already at an all time low, the lowest in the last 20 years and continuing to decline while harming the patients who need them.


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