The Impact of Government Regulation on The Medical Treatment of Pain

The thesis of this presentation is that the current therapeutic milieu created by government regulatory bodies and law enforcement agencies for physicians treating chronic pain patients using opioids (narcotics) is threatening, both administratively and criminally, which results in unnecessary pain and suffering and a diminished quality of life for the patient.

By C. Stratton Hill, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center