Feds' Drug War Hurts Chronic Pain Patients
The Washington Examiner, in an editorial, points out another unfortunate consequence of the war on drugs: doctors are getting skittish about prescribing pain medication for patients in chronic pain, for fear of being prosecuted.
As Pain Relief Network President Siobhan Reynolds said, "Ninety-eight percent of doctors won't touch [chronic pain patients] with a 10-foot pole."
Dr. William Hurwitz was sentenced to 25 years in prison last month, following a trial at which the Government labeled him "no better than a crack dealer," although there was no evidence that he profited from his prescriptions.
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