Charging Pain Doctors as Drug Dealers
The Sunday New York Times Magazine ran an extensive feature on the feds busting doctors who in their view over-prescribe pain medication.
It's very long and contains interviews with convicted doctors and their patients. I was left with the sense that the doctors were unjustly prosecuted, that it shouldn't be up to a DEA agent to decide how much pain medication a patient needs, and that pain medication is not as dangerous or addictive as the Government has made it out to be.
As TChris wrote here,
The attorney generals of 30 states have complained that the DEA's confusing and overreaching interference with medical judgment has denied patients necessary pain relief.
And it's not just the doctors who suffer.
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