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Don’t Punish Pain Patients Because of Others’ Addiction

Don’t get me wrong: The opioid addiction crisis is a terrible problem.

But in trying to deal with that issue, I am worried that we will sacrifice the patients who legitimately need these medications in order to control terrible pain.

Here’s an example. California lawmakers want to tax opioids to pay for addiction treatment.

But why should people with a legitimate and real need to obtain these medications be punished because others abuse the drugs?

 

 

 

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