Moderated by Brie Zeltner, Plain Dealer
Dr. Adam Hedaya, Founder, Cleveland Pain Care
Larry Harbert, patient
Dr. Theodore Parran Jr., Co-Medical Director and Educator, Rosary Hall, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and CWRU School of Medicine
As opioid prescribing has been drastically restricted in an effort to stem the tide of heroin and fentanyl overdoses and avoid addiction, many patients who have relied on medications such as oxycodone and morphine to manage their chronic pain say they’ve been abandoned by the healthcare system, stigmatized by prescribers, and left to cope on their own.
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