A Painful Proposal
Unfortunately, according to the Portland Business Journal, the scaled-back Oregon opioid proposal has moved closer to reality. The Task Force has taken a very harsh position for prescribing opioids to control pain in the Medicaid population.
Potentially, the proposal could hurt 1 million Oregonians who are in that position.
Response to Oregon Chronic Pain Task Force
On Wednesday, Dec 4, my colleagues and I submitted a letter to Oregon Governor Kate Brown in response to the Oregon Chronic Pain Task Force revised proposal regarding opioids.
The letter has already been posted on social media by Dr. Sean Mackey, but I am posted it here for those who have not seen it on social medial.
Letter to Oregon Governor Kate Brown