LYING FOR DOLLARS
This huge emphasis on pain was geared toward controlling pain. The powers that be within the government declared that no one should have any pain. And instead of really trying to get to the source of people's pain and figure out strategies to actually address underlying causes of people's pain, they began a program of heavy duty prescription. You know; better living through pharmacy. It seems like these same governmental organizations are coming to the conclusion that the whole thing was a misguided screw up. But simply calling it "misguided" is being far too nice to the people who foisted this on the American Public.
I have been hearing about this for the past year, but John Fauber of Medpage Today (an online Medical News Journal) just published a couple of Investigative Report on the subject. What have we really learned from all of this? Oh, nothing really ----- just more of the same old same old. It was never about the patients. It was always all about (big surprise here) the money. If you are a tax paying citizen, these articles should make you livid.