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We have a drug overdose crisis, not a prescription opioid crisis

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By Lynn Webster, MD • www.ProHealth.com • November 21, 2017


We have a drug overdose crisis, not a prescription opioid crisis
Reprinted with the kind permission of the PAINS Project
 
by Lynn Webster, MD – Published by The Hill

The media and policymakers are mistaken when they decry an opioid crisis rather than a drug crisis. Unfortunately, the mislabeling of the drug crisis leads lawmakers to chase one suspect while the mastermind is making a clean getaway.
 
Here are some examples of the way the media and others mistakenly labeled a drug crisis as an opioid crisis.
 
A recent New York Times op-ed by Nicolas Kristof, “Drug Dealers in Lab Coats,” begins by citing “63,000” drug overdose deaths in 2016. In the next sentence, Kristof implies that these were exclusively opioid-related deaths. But they weren’t. The 63,000 drug-related deaths involved all drugs including cocaine, benzodiazepines, and methamphetamines.
 
In a recent story, CNN also misreported the data. To quote the original story, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects opioid overdose deaths to top 64,000 in 2016 when the numbers are finalized.” To its credit, CNN corrected the error and modified the statement to say the number reflected “drug overdoses.” CNN also added the sentence, “Most of these overdoses involved an opioid.” But this was after the inaccurate information had been posted online and was widely read.
 
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lack of research
Posted by: IanH
Nov 25, 2017
This is a very sad state of affairs with many many pain patients relying on opiates. It is unfortunate that no good alternatives have been developed. Companies have taken advantage of this and pushed the opiates like oxcontin, fentanyl and buprenorphine. The decent thing would have been to develop good alternatives then to reduce prescription opiates. Research in cannabinoids is very weak but cannabinoids are much better analgesics than opiates except for severe pain. Most people taking oxycodone and its analogues do not have severe pain but have quite disabling pain. Much widespread pain such as fibromyalgia is related to low grade inflammation and we need more work on central/spinal inflammation as the amplifier of pain. This will enable multi drug control of pain rather than using a single analgesic to control the pain. By reducing the spinal/neural promoters better results and lower side effects will be achieved.
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