August 23, 2017
Maine’s law, considered the toughest in the U.S., is largely viewed as a success. But it has also been controversial — particularly among chronic pain patients who are reluctant to lose the medicine they say helps them function.
Ed Hodgdon, who is retired and lives in southern Maine, was just that sort of patient — at least initially.
Name a surgery, and there’s a decent chance Hodgdon has had it.
“Knee replacement. Hip replacement. Elbows. I’ve got screws in my feet,” he says.
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