When opioids help with pain

Sandra Gartz is a drug user — a prescription drug user.

The 62-year-old Kitchener woman takes prescribed codeine in the form of Tylenol 3s for a decades-old workplace injury when she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

Starting last month the provincial government instituted restrictions on high-dose prescriptions of opioids to people on the Ontario drug plan and Gartz worries what that will mean for people like her who rely on the potent painkillers.

Click the link below to read more on the Waterloo Region Record
By Liz Monteiro and Anam Latif

http://www.therecord.com/news-story/7147528-when-opioids-help-with-pain/

Originally posted by the Record on Feb. 18, 2017

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Author: wrcpi

Waterloo Region Chronic Pain Initiative