Letter: Ultimate insult to those in pain

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To the editor:

Just when I thought the hypocrisy behind the alleged opioid crisis had peaked, we get the opportunity in the Sept. 1 Eagle to learn about the creation of safe injection sites. "Supervised injection sites gain favor worldwide. Could they exist in Berkshires?"

I'm not sure how we got here, but we now live in a time where millions of chronic pain sufferers are treated like addicts and denied access to the medications they need to lead normal lives. To create a government-sponsored program that makes it easier for true addicts to get easier and safer access to opioids is the ultimate insult to those who have to deal with real pain.

Why isn't anyone stepping up to be their advocate?

Hal Schwalbe,

Pittsfield

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