Tag: pain

Uhh—We Don’t Want to Be Sick

National Pain Posted on August 10, 2019 By Liza Zoellick “Patients have figured out that by adopting the sick role and signing up for disability, they can pay their bills and yet in order to validate the sick role status, they have to participate in the healthcare system, which means taking certain types of pills.”…

PAIN DR. When Politicians Play Doctor

August 10, 2019 When politicians play doctor: patients lose, but politicians still win. The political and media assault on an important new pain medication, Zohydro ER, continued this week. New actions by state officials have provided further proof that our elected leaders would rather grab headlines than help their pain-suffering constituents – another needlessly sad…