American Agony Blog Tour Post #01
that is happening all over America. In fact, it's been going on for several years. Sooner or later, it's bound to affect you or someone close to you. It's the Opioid War Against Patients in Pain.
Contrary to media reports, addicts’ deaths from adulterated fentanyl and from fentanylized heroin has
zero relationship to medical prescriptions of morphine, codeine, and all their opioid analogs (chemical spin-offs) for the treatment of various kinds of pain. In fact, fewer than 1% of patients prescribed opioids
ever addict. Nevertheless, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) police and Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors have American physicians, other opioid-prescribing clinicians, and pharmacists so terrified
of raids, asset seizures, and arrests that millions of patients requiring legal narcotic prescriptions are being denied their medications. Patients are forced to choose between suffering, turning to dangerous “street” drugs, or even suicide.
I document this crisis, along with related topics, in my new book, American AGONY: The Opioid War Against Patients in Pain, published by Fresh Ink Group. As a registered nurse with hands-on pain-patient care plus decades of publishing medical-science material, I felt duty-bound to research and report about this virtual holocaust of ongoing suffering and epidemic of deaths caused by ignorant bureaucrats. I pray no one reading this guest-blog post is a victim of this destruction of the doctor-patient relationship, nor of being abandoned without your essential opioid prescription.
Thanks again to my host today, and to all of you for paying attention. I look forward to further visits on my blog tour, reporting to you on other crucial aspects of this American public-health crisis.
—Helen Borel, RN, MFA, PhD
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