Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionSteven Ariens (Pharmacist)The National Pain Report published an article by pharmacist Steven R Ariens examining the policy of the Oregon Health Authority to stop prescribing opioids to chronic pain medicaid patients in 2019.The article outlines the issue:A proposed policy that would restrict Oregon chronic pain patients on Medicaid access to opioids for chronic pain as reported by the National Pain Report and others have created a stir in the chronic pain community. Columnist Steve Ariens, a retired pharmacist and spouse of a chronic pain patient submitted this opinion. Oregon is set to eliminate all
Will Oregon’s plan to eliminate opioid prescriptions for chronic pain medicaid patients increase the requests for assisted suicide.
by Editor | Jul 25, 2018