Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week said that the solution for many people who suffer from chronic pain should be to “take aspirin and tough it out.”
The Tampa Bay Times reports Sessions, who has staunchly opposed legalizing medicinal marijuana to help people suffering from chronic pain, gave an address at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa this week where he bashed doctors for giving their patients too many addictive painkillers.
“This company prescribes too many opioids,” Sessions said. “People need to take some aspirin sometimes and tough it out… you can get through these things.”
Bob Twillman, the executive director of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, told the Tampa Bay Times that Sessions’ aspirin recommendation showed that the Trump administration is woefully ignorant about what it’s like to deal with chronic pain.
“That remark reflects a failure to recognize the severity of pain of some patients,” he said. “It’s an unconscionable remark. It further illustrates how out of touch parts of the administration are with opioids and pain management.”
Watch the video of Sessions below.
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