We are bombarded daily with headlines designed to catch your eye. Known as "click bait," "fake news" or "tabloid Journalism" - agenda driven news has been proven to be the order of the day. In 2016, stories of both "addiction" and the "opioid epidemic" ruled the news cycle. For pain patients and caregivers though, WE know that if there's an Opioid Epidemic, than chronic pain is a PANDEMIC!! For those who do use pain medication as, well, MEDICATION, the knee-jerk reactions spurred by headlines alone have deeply affected us and the access to our medications.