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‘We’re treated like drug addicts’: As America fights opioid addiction, the healthcare system is failing people who live with chronic pain

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  • There are 25 million people in the US living with chronic pain. Some turn to devices or non-opioid painkillers, others to yoga or meditation. But many have found relief only from opioid painkillers.
  • As the US opioid crisis escalates, those who suffer from chronic pain and take opioid-based painkillers are feeling pressure from new policies that limit prescriptions.
  • “They completely forgot about the people who have to live with chronic pain every day,” one patient told Business Insider.
  • At the same time, access to less addictive pain-management treatments remain out of reach for many as insurers ask their members read more >>>

    Source:: BusinessInsider.Com