USA Health Care Crisis: Opioid Abuse
Posted on May 17, 2016 Comments (0)
Opioid abuse has greatly increased these deaths in the last decade. Chronic pain is a real problem we need to manage. But the current practices are leading to troubling results as are our methods for dealing with drug abuse (including illegal drugs such as heroin). Abusing prescription drugs such as addictive opioids and illegal drugs such as heroin are both leading to an increasing number of deaths in the last decade.
Heroin is an example of a non-prescription opioid.
Related: President Obama Proposes $1.1 Billion in New Funding to Address the Prescription Opioid Abuse and Heroin Use Epidemic – 200,000 People Die Every Year in Europe from Adverse Drug Effects – How Can We Improve? – The War on Drugs has been a Huge Failure with Massive Unintended Consequences (we need to use health care strategies to manage the problem not war strategies) – Over-reliance on Prescription Drugs to Aid Children’s Sleep? (2007)