Medicine: Heroin, a Doctors' Dilemma

Dear Committee:

Please do whatever you can to get heroin legalized for easing pain. As a nurse, I hear so many brave but torture-ridden people cry for relief from pain. So many patients just don't respond to morphine. Why must they scream and beg for relief?"

To Whom It May Concern:

My husband has been in constant pain with cancer of the lung, which has spread to the bones, the spinal column and the brain. Perhaps some of the people who are opposed to giving heroin should have to watch a person suffering day after day. I have watched my husband die by inches.

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