gt;gt; the united states is in the MIDST OF THE WORST DRUG ADDICTION EPIDEMIC IN ITS HISTORY. BUT IT’S NOT A CRISIS OF ILLEGAL DRUGS.
It’s one of prescription PAINKILLERS OXYCODONE, HYDROCODONE, AND OTHER LEGAL NARCOTICS, ALL RELATED TO OPIUM. COLLECTIVELY,.
They are called opioids. gt;gt; These are the opioid painkillers. And prescriptions for drugs like these have more than quadrupled over the last 15 years to the.
Extent that the us now consumes more than 80 percent of the global supply of these drugs. gt;gt; OVERDOSES FROM PRESCRIPTION OPIOID DRUGS NOW KILL NEARLY SEVENTEEN THOUSAND AMERICANS.
Every year. THAT’S ONE OVERDOSE DEATH EVERY THIRTY MINUTES. gt;gt; The overdose rate, which might have been 1 or 2 a month in our emergency.
Department, is now more like 3 or 4 or 5, if not more than that, in a 24hour period. gt;gt; That’s a massive increase. gt;gt; Massive.
gt;gt; over the past 10 years, we’ve had more than 125,000 Americans lose their lives to painkiller overdose deaths. gt;gt; THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION RECENTLY APPROVED.
A powerful new opioid painkiller CALLED ZOHYDRO OVER THE OBJECTIONS OF ITS OWN MEDICAL ADVISORS, AND DOZENS OF LAWMAKERS. gt;gt; I thought we had learned our.
For Some Conditions Opioids May Not Be Worth The Risk
The risk of addiction, overdose and death has the american academy of neurology issuing new guidelines when it comes to prescribing opioids. I’m Rachelle Grossman with your latest health news. More than 100thousand people have died from drugs like morphine, oxycodone, Vicodin and methadone since policies changed in the late 1990s allowing for much more liberal longterm use. Now, experts say the risks of taking these drugs outweigh the benefits especially when treating chronic, noncancer conditions like lower back pain and headache.