Skip to comments.Jeff Sessions' Advice to Pain Patients: 'Take Some Aspirin' and 'Tough It Out'
Posted on 02/08/2018 9:16:48 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments
If we extend the attorney general's medical advice to people who suffer from severe chronic painpeople who need opioids to get out of bed in the morning and have something like a normal life, people who may be driven to suicide when they are denied adequate medicationhis attitude is not merely cruel but downright barbaric. As a college student with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome told me when I interviewed him for an upcoming Reason feature story about opioids, the right kind of pain medication can be "the difference between wanting to put a bullet in your brain and enjoying life."
Sessions' "tough it out" recommendation is similar to remarks he made after a speech on Tuesday night at the Heritage Foundation. "Sometimes you just need to take two Bufferin or something and go to bed," he said,
Bob Twillman, executive director of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, says Sessions' comments show he has no idea what he is talking about. "That remark reflects a failure to recognize the severity of pain of some patients," Twillman told the Tampa Bay Times. "It's an unconscionable remark. It further illustrates how out of touch parts of the administration are with opioids and pain management."
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PLEASE, President Trump! Put this senile kook into a quiet job where he can stop harming us.
Thank you, Rip...
How did people deal with pain before opiods?
A nice shot of Old Crow, that's how.
Even OTC meds work good for pain.
Now it turns out Sessions put together the Team of Popodopoulus and Carter Page.....I’m not kidding.
Yes, suffering is ennobling. As long as it’s someone else doing the suffering.
This is political deafness and it will hurt Trump.
Yeah, so for my peripheral neuropathy, I should drink. Get a clue.
sessions has has turned out to be a total disaster... by far trump's worst appointment.
Jefferson needs to start making wood carvings or something, but he would probably screw that up too.
I stopped listening to politicians about medical advice 61 years ago.
OK, I always ignored them
The “Opiod Crisis” is being driven by the obscene cost of legal prescription painkillers.
Why pay $80.00/tablet for a legal scrip when you can get 16x the “med” with $5.00 bags of heroin?
Now it turns out Sessions put together the Team of Popodopoulus and Carter Page.....Im not kidding.
Yea, lets switch a person taking pain meds for a person drinking alcohol. That will fix the problem.
I lime this man more!!
Obviously Sessions has never had debilitating pain before.
Where is that info verified?
I thought he recused himself..... of his job.
I said a shot of Old Crow. I didn’t say chug the bottle down like a Spring Breaker.
May he get postherpetic neuralgia shingles nerve damage on his face.
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