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Acknowledging the Plight of Pain Patients in the US

Expand Maria Higginbotham’s medication bottles, including hydromorphone, an opioid she uses for breakthrough pain. Maria is being weaned off opioids by her physician, who told Human Rights Watch that he believed Maria needed the medication but that he feared liability for prescribing high doses. © 2018 Will Miller for Human Rights Watch The Center for Disease Control (CDC) took an important step last week toward acknowledging the suffering of chronic pain patients in the United States who face unnecessary barriers to accessing opioid medications. In 2016, the CDC issued a guideline to primary…

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