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

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