Blaming Prescription Pain Pills For The Opioid Epidemic Is Fake News

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Peter Vaughn Pischke is a journalist and podcast host for TheSiouxEmpire.com. He can usually be found manning the Happy Warrior Podcast: providing commentary on conservative and nerd-culture news and ideas. You can find him on Twitter: @happywarriorp.
 

This post from The Federalist, brings glad tidings of great joy to the chronic pain community. To see a journalist perform their due diligence, fact checking the sources to get the story right, is a welcomed retreat from the uninformed activist journalist who write what their told without doing the work necessary to get to the truth.

 

This post is about how negligent media have helped inflate a deadly moral panic over prescription opioids and ignored the real sources of addiction, while hurting people who live with devastating chronic pain.

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