Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: Should all South Florida pain clinics be closed?

Pain management is a difficult issue, medically and legally. All kinds of questions arise in both arenas.

How much pain can or should a patient tolerate? How much pain-relief medicine is enough, or too much? What other medications is the patient taking? What is the patient's long-term prognosis?

Are patients honest about the amount of pain they experience or can tolerate? Do doctors prescribe pain-management drugs only to those who truly need them? Are the pain clinics that have proliferated in South Florida being run legitimately and safely?
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