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Crisis within a crisis 

Paul Ingraham ARCHIVEDMicroblog posts are archived and rarely updated. In contrast, most long-form articles on PainScience.com are updated regularly over the years.

Jacob Sullum for Reason.com, on how the opioid crisis is not only killing addicts but also “leaving pain patients in agony”:

Contrary to the impression left by most press coverage of the issue, opioid-related deaths do not usually involve drug-naive patients who accidentally get hooked while being treated for pain.

On the other hand, in fresh science news, the evidence is mounting that opioids are no better than non-opioids for easing common types of chronic pain (see Krebs). More about that in an update to my opioids article.

Nothing is obvious or simple. Nothing. Ever.

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