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    Recent New Yorker Article
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    David Maine, MD posted:
    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/currency/2013/11/who-is-responsible-for-the-pain-pill-epidemic.html


    Recent article in The New Yorker with an interesting perspective on the "pain pill epidemic".
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    annette030 responded:
    Thank you, doctor, it was another perspective on pain medicines.

    Take care, Annette
     
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    Anon_11253 responded:
    Thank you for posting this. It's about time that all of the people that are on methadone, oxycodone, oxycontin and other strong pain medcationss get off of them, unless they are terminal. It won't be easy, especially when a patient has been convinced by their doctors that they will have to be on these medications for as long as they live.

    What will the doctors do, put all of their chronic pain patients that are on these types of medications into detox facilities and then rehab them and teach them how to reduce their stress and how to breathe deeply ? It will be wonderful to see so many people that are on disability due to chronic pain and the side effects of the pain medications off of disability and back at work !
     
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    annette030 replied to An_254316's response:
    It is really rude to call people names. Just because you happen to disagree with someone (as I do also) it is so unnecessary to be rude.

    Take care, Annette
     
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    An_251837 replied to An_254316's response:
    Your posts have been reported and will hopefully be deleted soon.

    I will say this: IMHO, the bigger moron would be someone who is rude, disrespectful and can not effectively communicate without the use of vulgar language.


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