PALLIATIVE CARE: Regulations Hamper Pain Control
With powerful narcotics available to treat even the most severe pain, why are so many Americans still suffering in their final days? In this week's Stryker's Corner, California Healthline's Jeff Stryker looks at "pain policy"--the welter of laws and regulations that discourage physicians from offering the latest in palliative care.
Stryker's Corner is a regular Monday feature in California Healthline. Columnist Jeff Stryker takes readers behind the headlines, with in-depth articles, guest editorials and interviews with California newsmakers. Click here for more on Stryker and this feature.
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