This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
To the Editor.—
The strong resistance of many physicians to administer high doses of narcotics to terminally ill patients for fear of inducing addiction is incomprehensible. It is intolerable to allow the patient to suffer unrelenting pain when the physician and the patient's family know that there is no hope of remission.
Berris K, Greenblatt MN. Relieve Pain. JAMA. 1983;249(13):1708. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330370022013