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Monday, August 20, 2007

News Flash: Americans Don't Like Pain

Jacob Sullum in reason.com's Hit & Run section has an interesting piece about our society's (or at least the media's) ambivalence regarding the pharmaceutical treatment of pain. Is there a limit to how much can be prescribed and to whom? Which types of medication are acceptable? Finally, should law-abiding citizens be denied access to stronger forms of painkilling medication just because others have chosen to abuse and illegally manufacture said painkillers?

More detail can be found by clicking the link above. In the meantime, here's a word from our sponsor:

[Note: I'm the "SPB" Mr. Sullum gives props to at the end of the post, although I leave comments on H&R as "SPD." Eh, close enough.]

An 'Alarming' Improvement in Pain Treatment [reason.com]

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