I thank "Guest" (and the other responders) for her thoughtful comments. As a provider of treatment of chronic pain that has not responded to non-opiate treatments, I do require that my patients have a lock box to keep their medications safe from loss and theft. And I constantly remind them of the need to keep their meds safely away from young children who could ingest them accidentally, and from older children or even adults who would seek to steal them.
I am relieved to see the many thoughtful comments from those that recognize that the issue of chronic pain is an important issue that should be equally explored.
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