Over the past several years I have heard more than ever before about opiods/ prescription drug abuse/people over-dosing from opiods and other like prescription drugs/ politicians campaigning against opiods, doctors complaining they are very limited in treating their pain patients, etc. etc. It certainly sounds like a war against opiods, pain management doctors and legitimate pain patients. I understand there are people who don't need these type of drugs. I understand there are people who over - dose and all that other stuff. There will always be these things that happen. But why is there never anything said about the positive effects these drugs have on legitimate pain patients who other wise would not have any quality of life?