This is an interesting and timely article. Patients who legitimately need pain meds are facing new obstacles. An excerpt: "A growing number of states are enacting measures to limit prescription opioids, highly addictive medicines that alleviate severe pain but have contributed to a surging epidemic of overdoses and deaths. This week the federal government issued the first national guidelines intended to reduce use of the drugs. As politicians and policy makers decry the opioid crisis, the country’s success in confronting it may well depend on the ability of physicians like Dr. Wergin to reconcile their new role as enforcer with their mission of caring for patients." The full article is at this link: Patients in Pain, and a Doctor Who Must Limit Drugs (from the NY Times, 3/16/16) Thoughts?