Hospital Honchos Hone New Message In Wake Of Opioid Epidemic: Expect Pain

(By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio in partnership with NPR and Kaiser Health News)

Doctors at some of the largest U.S. hospital chains admit they went overboard with opioids to make people as pain-free as possible, and now they shoulder part of the blame for the nation’s opioid crisis. In an effort to be part of the cure, they’ve begun to issue an uncomfortable warning to patients: You’re going to feel some pain. Continue reading article here…

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