CDC offers up a weak, convoluted “solution” to the pain pill crisis

Meanwhile, REAL, natural, safe pain miracles have been hiding right under their noses all along!

Pain drugs have become a crisis in the U.S. Both prescription and non-prescription pain drug abuse is epidemic, causing problems for public safety and public health. Not to mention premature deaths for thousands of people—a number that’s increasing all the time.

In the March issue of Insiders’ Cures, I reported that, for the first time in modern recorded statistics, mortality rates have dramatically increased for a major group of the U.S. population. And it’s not a subtle increase—but rather a whopping 38 percent rise over the past 30 years.

This unprecedented boost in death rates is due primarily to overdoses (intentional and unintentional) of pain drugs, as well as alcohol. It affects only white, middle-aged men and women who have no more than a high school education. One can speculate as to the reasons for the despair of this particular demographic, including some of the economics and politics of recent years.

But this statistic is even more tragic because there are many safe, effective non-drug approaches to managing common pain conditions that are widely available today, outside the “mainstream” of medicine.

I will tell you how to find them, but first, let’s take a look at what the government is doing to help us with the epidemic of pain pill abuse.

The Chinese-box solution to opioid overuse

The CDC has finally published a draft guideline for doctors who prescribe opioid pain drugs like codeine, Vicodin, Percocet, and OxyContin.1

But many people have concerns about this guideline. Hardly a surprise, considering it comes from the usual big government mess.

Consider this: The CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control has a Board of Scientific Counselors that created a working group to review and make recommendations for opioid prescription guidelines to the Board, which then reported back to the CDC.

It’s like the proverbial “flea on the tail on the frog on the bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea.” The Center has a Board that creates a Group, which appoints a PR flak…Typical Washington, D.C. approach to an “urgent” problem.

But we’re not done yet.

There is still no timeline for when the actual guideline will be required to be implemented—although they have now released the information that the guideline was released, and Obama has jumped in to throw away another $1.8 billion to “solve” the problem. But rest assured, concerned citizens, this implementation is a “priority for the Center,” and presumably the Board, and the Group, at least according to the PR flak.

What we do know is that boundaries have been placed on the working group tasked with making opioid prescription guideline recommendations. They only address opioids prescribed in primary care settings, for pain lasting longer than three months, and outside of end-of-life care. (Sure, that should solve the problem.)

Meanwhile, we have another CDC division, the “Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention,” that has drafted preliminary guidelines, together with an outside expert. So now we have an Expert, for the Group, for the Board, for the Division, for the Center…at least according to the PR flak. It sounds like the division of “unintended consequences,” which of course could stand for any part of the federal government.

But in the infamous words of late-night infomercials, “wait—there’s more”…

Everyone from the AMA to Congress questions the pain guidelines

The draft recommendations were reviewed by a panel of experts from the Society of General Internal Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Physicians. Although these groups were “involved,” it cannot be assumed they agree with the final guideline. It’s like the government trying to make sausage for breakfast: The chicken is “involved,” but the pig is not “committed.”

Thank goodness we have the Expert, from the Panel, from the Associations, for the Board, for the Division, for the Center, that will supposedly solve our society’s pain drug problem.

But the American Medical Association took issue with the guideline drafting procedure. And other doctor groups have expressed alarm about the lack of transparency in the whole process. Even another quasi-governmental federal entity, the Pain Research Coordinating Committee, has criticized the process, according to the Pain News Network. And a Congressional committee wants to investigate whether the CDC broke federal law by appointing a “biased advisory panel.”

And on top of all this, the actual, suffering patients also have problems with the proposed CDC guidelines.

The Pain News Network recently did a study of 2,047 people with acute and chronic pain.2 Eighty-three percent considered the guidelines discriminatory. And a whopping 93 percent said the guidelines would be harmful to pain patients. Only a measly 5 percent thought the guidelines would lead to fewer pain pill addictions or overdoses.

It reminds me of Hillary Clinton’s attempts to “reform” health care 20 years ago (which failed), and those of Barack Obama (which he says “succeeded,” after a fashion). Both Clinton and Obama locked out doctor and patient groups until after the insurance industry and big pharma had their say, and set all the rules.

Here we go again…with more layers than a Chinese box, or a Russian doll, to make sure there is no transparency when it comes to federal guidelines for opioid prescriptions, and that nobody in the government can ever be held accountable.

But the recommendations aren’t all bad…

The good news is that some of the CDC’s key recommendations show some light at the end of the tunnel (or in the hole at the bottom of the sea…).

First, the proposed opioid prescription guidelines state that non-drug therapy is the preferred approach for chronic pain.

Second, the guidelines recommend that before they prescribe opiates to a patient, doctors should have a clear strategy for when and how the patient can get off these drugs. In other words, don’t get into something you don’t know how to get out of.

While there are 10 more rules regarding prescription doses, forms, schedules, and protocols, the “dirty dozen” boil down to the two cardinal rules I have just given you.

My top natural ways to tackle your aches and pains

Of course, when it comes to all of the safe and effective non-drug approaches for pain relief, you won’t find many real experts on the panels, groups, boards, divisions, and centers involved in these decisions (which are more like the “bumps on the log” in my earlier analogy).

It’s highly unlikely they have studied the science the way I have, and thus they simply don’t know about all of the effective natural pain relief alternatives that have been right under their noses all along.

In fact, there are so many natural pain treatments—and so much research supporting them—that I’ve put them all together into a brand-new, comprehensive, pain-relief protocol.

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