DOCTOR PRESCRIBED OPIATES
No one wants to undergo surgery, but it is sometimes necessary or desirable. Anything from a simple wisdom teeth removal to an appendectomy for a ruptured appendix or a C-Section for a pregnancy complication, all of these count as surgeries.
Let’s talk about one of the most controversial subjects in pharmaceutical prescribing. This is the current proposal for reducing opioid prescribing to curb the opioid epidemic.
Behind the Curtain of Medicine and Pharmaceuticals – How Pharmaceutical Giants Bribed Doctors to Prescribe Opioids
We’ve known for a while that when pharmaceutical manufacturers provide incentives to doctors to prescribe opioids, they prescribe opioids. This isn’t anything new. But according to research just published at JAMA Network Open, there is a direct connection between the payments that drug companies give to opioid prescribers and an increase in overdoses in those prescribers’ communities.
Doctors played a decisive role in fueling the opioid epidemic whether they knew it or not.
In America, we have a pill for just about everything. But, is that pop-a-pill hyper-culture what’s stopping Americans from living a drug-free life?
Street opiates and doctor prescribed opiates are both opium based drugs and extremely addictive. However, street opiates are easier to attain as a prescription is not needed and are usually injected intravenously, producing a much deadlier effect.