I see the opioid hysteria that is labeled a “crisis” resembles another modern day witch hunt. The fog of disinformation is so thick, many people are quick to discredit physicians despite the fact that their education alone implies they are better suited to make medical decisions than a government employee acting on statistics that were admittedly inflated by the CDC. The people dying as the result of under treated or not treated pain is real. The discrimination towards doctors and people with incurable conditions is the crisis I see. It almost resembles Hitler’s campaign against the ill and infirm, just modernized. Maybe it’s just me, but wouldn’t the person consciously abusing a legitimate prescription be the responsible party? In a rational climate, perhaps. Why this monster has been manufactured, I don’t understand. There must always be a witch to hunt.