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I truly feel for those who suffer with addiction and i am glad we have medications and tools to help with that as well.. It is truly devastating to lose someone to addiction and i hate hearing stories about it. I also have the same type of compassion for those
who suffer with chronic pain. My brother has #sicklecell and he suffers with chronic pain. Whenever he has his crisis he suffers excruciating pain that cuts deep to the core... We have a class of medications called opioids that have helped patients in pain for centuries..
It saddens me to see people demonize this class of medications which Have helped so many people cope with their pain. Yesterday I was taking care of this lady in our hospital who was going to be going to hospice the next day
This lady had breast cancer that had metastisized everywhere including her bones...We had put in a fentanyl order for her. The nurse called me and stated that she was suffering with breakthrough pain so i told the nurse to give the patient the Percocet prn order that was on her
Chart. These medications can help relieve pain especially those with a very poor prognosis like this lady yesterday.. Like i said in a previous post we really need to have a balanced view of this.. Its interesting how just a few restrictive opioid policies can have detrimental
Effect on those patients who need it. I wish it were easy for people especially politicians to have balanced views in regards to this topic, but it is politics were taking about lol. Ultimately those who suffer with addiction and chronic pain need to be treated fairly!! #TwitteRx
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