‘We’re treated like drug addicts’: As America fights opioid addiction, the healthcare system is failing people who live with chronic pain
|01/28/2018||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- 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 >>>