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In medicine, it seems to me that we are relatively good at memorizing the clinical trials that tell us what to do with heart failure, heart attacks and other acute medical issues.

I wonder what we all know (either from the research, from personal experiences, or from observation) about the ways in which social differences relate to disparities in opiate prescribing for pain.

Here is one website that gives some answers from the NIH.

What have you seen, experienced or learned in relation to social difference and disparities in pain treatment?