Brian Goldstone

writer and anthropologist

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One unintended fallout of the opioid crisis: people who suffer from chronic debilitating pain are having trouble getting meds they need just to live a normal life.

How cure to one illness creates another source of suffering

One unintended fallout of the opioid crisis: people who suffer from chronic debilitating pain are having trouble getting meds they need just to live a normal life.

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