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Changes in Rx Market, Changes in Health
Recent changes in the prescription opioid market might have led to a big step forward in the fight against opioid dependency.
Doctors May Hesitate to Prescribe Pain Rx
Some doctors may believe that opioids to treat pain are prescribed too often and pose a risk of abuse. That belief might have made some less likely to prescribe these medications.
A Tragic Decade for Painkiller Users
More and more people have been tragically dying from painkiller overdoses. Healthcare professionals and public health organizations have started to take preventive actions.
Just Try and Tamper With It
It’s no secret that opioid prescription abuse is a serious problem. Drug makers have tried reformulating opioid pills for anti-abuse and the rate of oxycodone abuse has dropped compared to the older version.