Will Stone

Patients With Chronic Pain Feel Caught In An Opioid-Prescribing Debate

More than two dozen states nationwide that have developed guidelines for prescribing prescription pain pills. In Oregon, two task forces are looking at tightening prescribing guidelines for acute and chronic pain patients to try to stem overdoses.

It started with a rolled ankle during a routine Army training exercise. Shannon Hubbard never imagined it was the prologue to one of the most debilitating pain conditions known to exist, called ­­­­­­­complex regional pain syndrome.

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