New US guidelines on opioids for patients and providers - 'start low and go slow':https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/prescr ... iders.html
And here in BC we have a bunch of idiots taking people off of their prescription pain killers with no alternatives while claiming that they're helping stop the fentanyl epidemic.
British Columbia’s physician regulatory college has unveiled the first mandatory standards in Canada for prescribing opioids, formally acknowledging the role played by doctors in creating the country’s epidemic of painkiller abuse.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. adopted the new standards in response to “inappropriate” prescribing by doctors and a spike in the number of fatal overdoses linked to illicit fentanyl, deputy registrar Ailve McNestry said in an interview.
“The confluence of those two things has given us the impetus to go forward,” Dr. McNestry said.
And while I applaud their admission of guilt for creating the problem I still wonder where these twits think people in pain will turn for relief when they can't get it from their doctor? With decisions like this you can expect to see alot more fentanyl deaths from people who otherwise would have been taken care of by the health care system.