Health Canada toughening prescription-narcotic warning labels to combat abuse

http://news.nationalpost.com/health/health-canada-toughening-prescription-narcotic-warning-labels-to-combat-abuse

The changes include modifying the label of prescription opioids to remove “moderate” pain and clarify that the drugs should be reserved for “severe” pain only, Ambrose told delegates to the Canadian Medical Association’s general council meeting in Ottawa…

Who gets to determine whether your pain is moderate or severe?  Because there’s no test for that.  And if you suffer from moderate chronic pain, does that mean you don’t deserve access to opioids?

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