The U.S. Veterans Administration issued an abstract, reporting that forcing people to taper off of opioid pain medicine does nothing to reduce overdoses, but does result in a significant rise in suicide mortality.
Meanwhile, doctors are still facing pressure to cut opioid prescriptions from their routines. Our guest has had this happen to her despite the intense pain that she lives with, and she now fears that the pain will drive her to suicide.
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Today’s podcast, August, 7, features: Carol Todd speaks about conviction of her daughter Amanda's cyber stalker. - Mtl mother Ayana Massa. 2 sons lemonade fundraiser for mom story gone int'l. - Psychotherapist Ann Marie Gaudon. Chronic pain suffering friend Margaret Bristow has chosen Dr.-assisted death on Wednesday. - Pivot Airlines CEO Edmundson. Cdn aircrew in D.R. facing death threats. Cdn gov doing nothing to help.
Criminal lawyer and media pundit, Ari Goldkind. Alex Jones, U.S. conspiracy theorist has been ordered to pay almost $50 million by Texas jury