Jett Ward · Troy, Ohio
I had three wisdom teeth pulled and the dentist would not give me anything. Told me to take some Tylenol…
People already avoid the dentist, mostly because of cost, but what do you think will happen when more people realize that dentists are refusing to treat the pain from dental work? Surgeons refusing to treat pain after a certain number of days after surgery? All the healthcare insurance coverage in the world will not provide better outcomes for a large population who refuses to even seek treatment.
Whatever good Obamacare has brought is now destroyed by the CDC (and FDA).
Carole Dunn · SUNY Empire State
I have to look at this from the perspective of people who are in horrific pain. For two years I had nothing but bone on bone in my left hip. I was prescribed opioids that barely took the edge off the pain. I had days where I couldn’t walk at all, but I was never able to get the amount of medicine I actually needed. I had thoughts of suicide a lot. I was finally able to get my hip replaced after doctors repeatedly told me the pain was coming from my back. After the operation the pain meds were so inadequate I couldn’t do the physical therapy. The physical therapists realized I was not adequately medicated and they convinced the pain management specialist to give me adequate meds so I could do the necessary exercises. They said it was a common problem with patients who were in terrible pain and were so inadequately medicated they couldn’t participate.
They talk about people overdosing, but no one talks about the suicides of people who are denied the help they need because of the drug laws and doctors using a one size fits all approach. One of my neighbors killed himself by using his electric drill on his head…