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Pain Patients Impacted By Shift Away From Opioid Painkillers; Cleveland Aims For NFL Draft; VegFest

In response to the opioid epidemic doctors are being shifted away from prescribing opioid painkillers.  But for those chronic patients who need the medications--the change has left some feeling abandoned by the medical community.   Some patients say they have been dropped by their doctors and in many cases required to sign a "pain contract."   We'll discuss how efforts to stem the opioid epidemic have created more pain for some patients.       Then with the Republican National Convention under our belt, Cleveland sets its eye on bringing the NFL Draft here--in a joint bid with Canton and the Professional Football Hall of Fame.  Then, more people are giving vegan and plant-based diets a try. 

Brie Zeltner, Medical Reporter, The Cleveland Plain Dealer 
Andy Chow, Reporter, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau
David Gilbert, President & CEO, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission  
Alison Matas, Reporter, The Canton Repository  
Leigh Davis, Founding Member, The Cleveland Vegan Society  
Jennifer Bier, Nutritionist, MetroHealth Medical Center 

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