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Why Punish Chronic Pain Patients?

May 22, 2017 2:25:00 PM by Gerald Aronoff, MD posted in Clinician Perspective, Opioid Epidemic, chronic pain

After reviewing several articles regarding the controversy chronic pain patients are facing due to physicians changing policy in fear of the CDC Opioid Guidelines, I feel it necessary to address the seriousness of turning away legitimate chronic pain patients seeking medical care, because of the perceived stigma attached to opiates.

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