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Posted November 14. 2017 12:43PM

Feds cut opioid production by 20% under political pressure, but was it at expense of people in pain?

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 (Liz O. Baylen/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

“How can the government ensure that these quotas will not adversely affect pain patients?” asked Brian Teer, whose wife has suffered from chronic pain for nearly 20 years. “I implore you to consider the medical needs of unfortunate patients like my wife, who face the burden of untreated intractable pain. Please do not reduce the production of the very medications that she needs to continue living. Please do not take her life.”