Iam a law abiding grandmother who will probably have to go out on the street to get my pain relief because the doctor insists I should try some dangerous drugs before I can have any pain meds. Gabapentin, Lyrica, and potent nsaids. The risks of these are worse than codeine. We dont need doctors anymore we have the D.E.A. . and druggies and congressmen to decide what is best. I guess old people will be the new heroin addicts and jailbirds. Why are doctors so silent on this subject? Dont they have the balls to stand up for their chonic pain patients? What happened to do no harm? Sorry but their silence IS causing great harm.