Here is a one page explanation of the new Washington State guidelines. The 2nd to the bottom paragraph address pain patients. In reality this is not what is happening. Misinformation, confusion with Federal guidelines and threats of loosing their license is causing doctors to lump everyone together and advise patients in pain to learn to live with it. Buying drugs on the street and taking 10 at a time is not the same as having one highly educated doctor prescribe medication to be used according to their instructions. Life is hard enough for those people who suffer from pain, continually having to prove you are not an addict just adds to the feel of isolation.
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