The “opioid crisis” has led to discrimination against pain patients; the “crisis” is mainly a crisis of illegal fentanyl(fentanyl is involved in 70% of deaths or more), and heroin, and mixing many drugs, and also: alcohol…alcohol led to 88,000 deaths last year, dwarfing what prescription drugs do…..prescription drugs account for maybe 5% of opioid deaths, but most of these involve multiple drugs and also suicide……The problem now is Pain Management docs are no longer accepting patients who need opioids(due to the incredible scrutiny on them, and risk)…and the family and general and internal med doctors are afraid to prescribe pain meds…leaving the millions of legitimate pain patients out in the cold……

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