The Pain Clinic
The opioid crisis has made it risky for doctors to prescribe pain medications to suffering patients in need.
Lorraine Berry writes about a variety of topics — many of them books-related — at outlets such as the Washington Post, The Guardian, EssayDaily, and a number of other places. She is interested in issues that confront working-class artists. Berry was born in Bury, England and emigrated to the United States as a girl. She has been a passionate follower of Manchester CIty FC since birth. Berry is currently at work on a novel. Follow her on Twitter @BerryFLW.
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“Migraine is deceptive pain. It lies when it begins, and it lies about what it signifies. It signifies nothing.”
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