November 22, 2012
Our nation’s addiction to prescription medication is alarming. Pain killers are the primary culprit. Often people who have a legitimate injury are prescribed these high-powered narcotics, which do such a good job of relieving the physical pain that patients continue their use long after the physical pain subsides.
Most of know someone who is addicted top prescription pain killers From Vicodin to OxyContin doctors are prescribing more heavy-duty medications and more of us are becoming addi... [More]
June 22, 2012
Anyone who has ever watched the AMC television show “Breaking Bad” knows that like everywhere else, drugs are a problem in New Mexico.
Recently the state released a report showing an increase in drug overdose deaths of more than 60% from 2001 to 2010. This according to the New York Times.
One of the primary drivers of the spike is prescription opioids — painkillers like oxycodone, morphine and methadone — whose sales rose 131 percent during the same period. In New Mexic... [More]
April 21, 2012
Just how bad is America’s drug problem right now? I hope prescription pain medication is not the only indicator, because a recent report showed that use and abuse of prescription pain killers has increased an astounding 200% in the past 20 years!
Painkiller abuse in the United States has exploded along with skyrocketing prescriptions and sales according to the Courier General. Even doctors and dentists just trying to do the right thing by their patients are being victimized and fueling th... [More]
January 10, 2012
With prescription pain medication seeming to get strong and more addictive by the day, it amazes me that companies now are producing pain killers 10 times more powerful than Vicodin. The new meds will be pure hydrocodone – never before legal in the United States.
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I am troubled because of the dark side that has accompanied the boom in sales of narcotic painkillers: Murders, pharmacy robberies and millions of dollars lost by hospitals that must treat overd... [More]