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The Unintentional Victims Of The War On Opioids

Friday 13 July 2018


From US TV station NBC Chicago:


Chicago 5

The Unintentional Victims of the War on Opioids

An estimated 100 million people suffer from chronic pain in the United States, according to an Institute of Medicine Report cited by the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

By Chris Coffey
July 10, 2018
© 2018 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved.

Chronic pain sufferers in the United States are facing another obstacle in their daily quest to manage their pain: the government’s crackdown on opioid painkillers.

Kelsey Konz, 28, said she used prescribed Vicodin to ease pain from her fibromyalgia, corneal neuralgia and endometrioses for several years. But doctors stopped prescribing her the painkiller late last year.

“They’re extremely scared to prescribe anything,” Konz said. “I basically tried everything that there is and the opioids are the only thing that works.”



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