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Old 11-20-2005, 01:46 PM   #1
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While surfing the Internet looking for something else, I found this:

http://www.terradaily.com/news/human-05y.html

"Men and women age 70 or older whose net worth was $70,000 or higher were 30 percent less likely than poorer people to have felt pain often during the year before they died."

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Yes, rich can buy comfort but not necessary happiness.
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I guess money can buy morphine.
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Yes, rich can buy comfort but not necessary happiness.
At some point in most lives they become absolutely
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I guess money can buy morphine.
"I used to have a drug problem, but now I make enough money to afford it."
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So many doctors are afraid of losing their license to the DEA if they prescribe pain meds, that people just about have to go to a pain specialist nowadays. The sick who can't afford a specialist can suffer amazing agony.

The situation seems to be getting worse.
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CHP: Feelin' no pain
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So many doctors are afraid of losing their license to the DEA if they prescribe pain meds ...
The situation seems to be getting worse.
I've been hospitalized, umm, I think 8 or 9 times in the past 5 years, and will have chronic pain the rest of my life. Plus, was with 6 different relatives during the ends of their lives recently.

I am happy to report that this problem is MUCH improved. None of us had the kind of trouble getting proper pain meds that was commonplace 20 years ago.

Best I can tell, the main problems these days are:
1) Lack of health insurance, sometimes due to well-off people reaching their lifetime maximums.
2) Many patients are needlessly terrified of addiction to painkillers. This used to be a serious risk, but not anymore. I'm rotated among three different painkillers during each day, for example.

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