Medical field seems to be pushing opioids
Last year I went to the emergency room at the hospital. I was in pain and the doctor did an MRI. I was offered an opioid for pain an also an opioid prescription. I explained to the doctor that I am a recovering addict (38 years clean).
The doctor explained that if I refused opioids that I had to sign a form that I was offered opioids and refused them. He went on to explain that the state of Hawaii requires that a doctor opioids to patients in pain, or claiming to be in pain, even if they are known drug addicts.
The doctor was on probation for refusing a prescription for opioids to a person he knew was a hardcore addict. I not only was forced to sign the statement that I was offered a prescription for opioids, I also received a call a month later that the doctor did offer them to me. Why is the state of Hawaii pushing opioid use? Read an article that Kauai is suing over opioids. Why not sue the state of Hawaii? Joseph Browne Koloa