A Physician's Reflections on Medicine, Life & Change

Archive for ‘April, 2017’

The Story of My Wife’s Brush with The Swinging Opioid Pendulum

A physician traces the evolution of the opioid epidemic while coming face-to-face with the practical reality of America’s swing away from opioid prescribing. Making pain the 5th vital sign directly led to our irrational opioids prescribing. Now, we are prone to the same lack of nuance and clinical judgment in the opposite direction.