• 19 days ago

    Curious about statistics used in professional mags, I had a reaction to similar claims on the Pain Doctor. I felt more welcome posting here.

    Seems a conflict of interest to state an overwhelming care for a patients pain and back it up with uninformative lists of studies. Sure the number of deaths of 'elicit' opioid prescriptions are claim made time and again, but pointing out the connection falls short of any real study as the reader is left to make their own conclusions. More to the crux would have been to show that deaths continue to be on the rise despite the remedial work in arrests and sanctions against companies started years before the studies....an indication that more is afoot then over prescribing and the reluctance to turn the reader toward real issues when heroin and fentanyl are used interchangeably with oxycodone. There are also abstentions from using MS Contin as a medication in these studies as a safer alternative, yet ms contin is vilified with the others as a culprit in the many deaths in the US. A similar vagueness seems to corner the use of these medications (not without their risks, but should have a clean delineation for their lack of use in ending a life by choice or overdose, but more due more to drug abuse). I see a vast disconnect from sending patients from hospitals with a great habit when used in conjunction to reduce pain to manageable levels. I just don't see how the argument is made other then by forcing the issue as in every other sense by use of rehashing information with so little an appeal to reason that, well (I for one cannot see the attachment of a relevant provocation other then begging the reader to forbear the eventuality of common sense appeal, that is not achieved. In other areas of the "Pain Doctor" the positive, upbeat provisions to resolve pain are so basic, that anyone worth their salt would have already tried for their issues.

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