The CDC has recently published warnings against doctors over-prescribing
opiates for pain. Is there more to this than meets the eye? Richard A.
Lawhern discusses how the CDC is causing doctors to abandon their
patients, and doing more harm than good. Most pain meds are not nearly
as profitable as drugs like Eli Lilly's Zyprexa. I offer evidence that
drug companies like Lilly are trying to open a new market in pain
patients who are finding it harder to get opiates that cost less and
work far better.