At AffirmHealth, we're passionate about improving the processes needed to manage chronic pain safely. In the past, I've written several times about the patient-physician relationship and the complex parts of managing those relationships in the setting of our national opioid epidemic. This morning, CNN published an interesting article that highlights another side of the problem: the increasing legal issues that physicians are facing as they navigate the pain management landscape. I share it here not so much to give a direct opinion on the issue, but because I feel that it's important that we all engage in a discussion informed by everyone's viewpoint. This article goes a long way to sharing the evolving physician and law enforcement perspective. The following is directly reprinted from CNN:
Doctors increasingly face charges for patient overdoses - CNN.com
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