A perfect storm has been brewing across the United States—and in Oregon, in particular—and most of us haven’t even noticed.
Turns out managing pain on a daily basis is killing us.
What’s noteworthy about the pain management crisis is that the blame crosses all sorts of boundaries.
We all-too-readily blame individuals for their addiction to pain-killers, and we quickly blast pharmaceutical companies for promoting drugs.
Physicians, too, shoulder some of the blame, in part because states like Oregon require them to ease their patients’ pain or face punishment. Continue reading