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The Modern Marketing of Pain

Discussion in '~ Articles ~ Info ~ Links ~ Data ~' started by Sean, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Sean

    Sean Well-Known Member

  2. arlenewla

    arlenewla Well-Known Member

    This article is incredibly refreshing in all of its stark truth.

    I often read Methadone Maintenance advocacy sites and am always amazed at the number of addicts parading around as "chronic pain patients".

    There is acute pain and there is another type of chronic pain rarely addressed; to wit, in the majority of cases, I believe to be emotional. Emotional misery.

    Hey hun'...I've got something for what ails you. Just pop a few.

    The drug companies have become ingenious at tapping into our emotional traits.
    The truth of the numbers of people in pain, at best, are suspect.
    In summary, the best way to avoid pain is to not turn over 50 years old.

    The number of people in true need of the deadly, addictive and dangerous opioids is highly exaggerated by the pain management mavens and their minions who don’t want to admit that they would go through severe withdrawal if they would go more than 24 to 36 hours without the drugs they support. The original source of the pain is seldom treated and the painful and severe withdrawal is delayed."


    What the article doesn't specifically address is hyperalgesia...rebound pain. That's pain of the iatrogenic variety. G-d bless the drug companies, pain management mavens and their minions. A plague on all of their houses.

    Arlene
    Exodus From MMT;12-25-02
     

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