I saw in a group today an article about chronic pain groups trying to fight the CDC guidelines for prescribing narcotics. I don't know how accurate it is, but it was very interesting.
The article makes claims that are plausible, but I haven't fact checked so far. It was saying that the CDC had adopted the same guidelines as an organization, PROP(?) and a bunch of US chronic pain associations fighting the restrictions when it comes to prescription medications.
The author describes how the CDC did a presentation, but dodged questions about who was involved in creating the new guidelines. I'm beginning to wonder if whoever was involved is also behind the blame going to docs, clinics, pharmacies, insurance, and drug abusers, but not the CDC or other organizations that could be reasonably involved.
I thought that actions (described as) taken were suspicious, but maybe there are other circumstances, or there isn't a big enough group of chronic pain patients to prepare to face the lobbyists/politicians. Either way, the article gave a different perspective to a question many of us have been asking : why can't we get the prescription meds we need to function?
I hope we might be getting closer to a real answer.