Episode 027: The Opioid Crisis and Who's to Blame with Dr. Howard Grattan

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The opioid crisis has been in the news for a few years now and those to blame for it are many. Is it pharmaceutical companies who made easy to prescribe formulations of powerful pain killers? Is it physicians for over prescribing pain medicine for simple aches and pains? How about federal guidelines that encouraged the over treatment of pain? Or the creation of the fifth vital sign in the late 90’s that treated pain as important as heart rate.

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