Every day brings a shocking new statistic related to the chronic pain crisis in America
On Monday it might be the number of deaths associated with prescribed opioid treatment of chronic pain
On Tuesday it might be the number of attorneys general that have filed suit against drug manufacturers and distributors of opioid products for the harm caused in their respective states.
On Wednesday it might be the impact that the chronic pain/opioid addiction nexus has delivered to children’s protective services across the nation.
On Thursday it might be about the settlements – in the hundreds of millions of dollars – entered into by pharmaceutical-linked families, such as the Sacklers, for their roles in the opioid misuse/abuse crisis.
On Friday we may learn about the link between chronic pain and the opioid environment and how it is fueling fantastic increases in law enforcement, emergency medical service and emergency room costs.
When will it end?