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To me, its a dirty word, the word impeachment. Its a dirty, filthy disgusting word.
Translation: you poopie heads say bad words. Bad, bad, poopie heads. I hate you!
About 20 years ago the medical community began focusing more intently on assessment and treatment of patients pain. The 0-10 pain scale became a common assessment tool. About the same time the JCAHO (the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) required assessment of pain as part of routine patient/provider interaction. Pain was considered the 5th vital sign. In fact, in 2000 Congress declared the next decade the decade of pain and improved pain management.
Now we have the opioid epidemic and many people are being under-treated. I am distressed at the number of family and friends who are suffering and are being denied prescriptions for pain medications whatsoever. They are told to take Ibuprofen (Motrin) or Tylenol which are ineffective for them.Someone I know who is in severe pain and waiting for orthopedic surgery was told, I wont prescribe pain meds for you. Compliments of the opioid epidemic.
I know this is a complex problem with no easy solution. But it appears that the medical community, after years of focusing so much on pain assessment and relief, has now washed its hands of these poor people. Chronic pain is horrible to live with. This pendulum swing in the other direction is not the answer. This will not turn out well.
Trump later told reporters that he and Putin did not discuss potential Russian meddling in the 2020 election. ID LIKE TO KNOW WHY NOT????????
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