I am a chronic pain sufferer and was taken aback at how one sided and biased this production was. I am a long time supporter of public television for the purpose of encouraging balanced and unbiased coverage of important issues.
As only one example, the show stated the increased prescription rates for pain medicines. That is because pain medication was so UNDER PRESCRIBED before. People like myself had lives that were at times unbearable. Now thanks to this which hunt we are on our way back.
While I can feel for people who are addicted or have lost someone, this sort of prejudiced film further stigmatises people like myself who already have a very difficult time obtaining the safe and effective medicine that allows me to live a life somewhat free of suffering.
I am VERY disappointed in KCTS.
KCTS owes myself and other chronic pain sufferers an apology.
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