I commented on a column in the American News Report about the closing of the American Pain Foundation. There is much controversy and hysteria in the press regarding the legitimate use of opioid medicines by people living with pain. The editor of the News contacted me and asked that I turn my lengthy comment into a column for them yesterday. I rewrote my comment and returned it to her and after she made some editorial changes, good ones, I might add, she published my guest column “I Never Shilled for Pharma.” The column can be found at
I’d love to read any comments you might have, either about the content or the writing.