If there is one thing in the US upon which there is virtually universal agreement, it is that we are in the midst of an opioid epidemic.
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Whether marijuana use should be legalized is a subject worthy for debate. It is unfair, however, for patients who have real health problems to be misled into believing that there is a magical cure.
There are probably few health care professionals who are unaware of the concerns about the apparent overprescription of opioids. However, we have had only limited information on how good a job physicians may actually be doing in prescribing these medications.
Psychiatrists should be playing a key role in end-of-life decisions as well as, not coincidentally, in pain management.
When most people think of serious illnesses, they generally have in mind those that can destroy the body, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.