Health providers urged to be 'the change agent' in public discourse on opioid addiction

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  • gbratton Orem, UT
    Aug. 5, 2018 11:14 a.m.

    They will continue to have this crisis until they come up with a substitution for opoids that work. Right now they suggest Tylenol extra strength and that just doesn't work for serious pain.

  • Misseleer71 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 4, 2018 3:07 a.m.

    It is a conflict or interest that I totally do not agree with by handing over millions of dollars to an already compromised and illegal health care run by mobsters in medical services. Like union bosses of dock workers and auto industry in the 1920's who do everything to protect themselves from government and Utah fake health care services. They kill thousands of people a year and no one has bothered to investigate why people going in for a tonsillectomy die from drug overdose and incompetent overworked operation rooms who's time is sold by the minute to every doctor who wants to care for his patients.

    This conflict of interest is real and corrupt, its like giving drug sellers the funds to cure his customers from a addiction and gross income of millions he relies on. Follow the money, Utah gets billions to fake curing addiction and pocket all the funds as state property to spend on everything but the citizens who own it.

    Utah cheats thousands of people on Medicaid and medicare by lending it back into medicaid and medicare, Utah confiscate federal funds and lends the patients millions of dollars on undisclosed loans on their entire assets after death.

  • water rocket Magna, UT
    Aug. 2, 2018 1:01 p.m.

    Health care providers have absolutely no incentive to alter their opioid policies, other than perhaps to appease the public outcry. Why should they, when it brings in mega bucks? Asking the doctors to help change things is like asking the fox to guard the hen house. To me, the medical profession are the worst drug dealers we are faced with. The only problem is that they have the perceived legitimacy of being legal, and having the patients best interests in mind, while raking in mega-bucks through the addictions they prescribed.