Opioid Patients Rally for Easier Drug Access

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LITTLE ROCK – A group rallied at the Arkansas State Capitol Tuesday claiming lawmakers are punishing people from getting opioids they desperately need.

The “Don’t Punish Pain Pally” lasted a couple hours. The group says the Centers for Disease and control has written guidelines for opioids that put patients in a bad spot, saying the center is making patients suffer.

Elica Furr is one patient who wants lawmakers to loosen up some of the state’s laws that give people access to the drugs.

“This is a different fight for us,” Furr said. “These are people that are sick, in chronic pain 24 hours a day that need their pain medication to function, to go to work.”

There was another rally for the same reason in Mountain Home Tuesday.

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