Whites Get More Pain Meds Than Minorities, Study Says

Julie Posey, a 65-year-old retiree, said her arthritis caused her to live with debilitating, chronic pain for nine years before her primary-care physician prescribed her any pain medication stronger than Tylenol. Posey, who developed arthritis in 1998, said she suffered with severe arthritis pain for several months until she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999. After her diagnosis, Posey was offered narcotics to treat the pain associated with her cancer. But the narcotics did little to...Full Story
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