Imagine living in constant, excruciating pain… and choosing prayer over pain medication. In In Pain, one man prays the pain away while others self-inflict pain in a bid to find God. We also hear from a researcher who’s been hurt by every stinging insect he could find, all in the name of science, and get a chance to laugh when someone else gets hurt.
Justin O. Schmidt has been stung by nearly every insect with a stinger, from the benign honeybee to the viscious tarantula hawk wasp. He is a research biologist and professor at the University of Arizona school of Entomology and he told Steve Paulson about his creation, the Schmidt Sting Pain Index.
Americans spend billions of dollars a year on over-the-counter pain relievers. In fact, all over the world, easing pain is big business. And Aspirin’s one of the top sellers. Why? Charles Mann, author of “The Aspirin Wars”, tells Steve Paulson what happened when a German company called Bayer came to America: