New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

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  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    April 19, 2018 7:06 p.m.

    The problem is that people who have a real, ongoing, diagnosed chronic pain are finding it increasingly difficult to get the medication that makes life possible.

    My husband has had his pain medicine cut by 2/3. He is now in constant pain, has trouble sleeping and has trouble doing activities that he was previously able to do without pain.

    He has a diagnosed generic connective tissue disorder that causes a lot of pain and other complications. He has a physical need for pain medication do you have any quality-of-life and the rules and regulations on doctors are making it hard for him to get appropriate treatment.

    Yes, addiction is a problem. So is people who sink into depression and despair because of chronic, intractable and untreated pain.