Brickbat: Meet Me Anywhere But Montana


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They call themselves pain refugees. They all suffer from chronic pain that only opioids can relieve. But they say they must leave their homes in Montana to obtain the drugs they need because doctors in the state are afraid to treat patients who require painkillers. Members of the Montana medical community say that state and federal action against doctors prescribing what the government says is too much pain medicine has created a climate of fear.