Prescription drugs kill more people than illegal drugs. In your neighborhood and even under a doctor’s care prescription drug abuse happens. If you think it hasn’t happened to you or someone you love, you are in denial or just unaware, it will. The prescription drug abuse market is alive and thriving right under everyone’s nose under the guise of “legal drugs.” The typical prescription drug dealer is not the strung out man on the corner in a trench coat, its every day people.
It must be legal a doctor prescribed them
The thug in your home. The prescription drug market is alive and thriving right in plain view of the public just because they have a bottle with a prescription label on it. The black market includes, passing them off to co-workers, neighbors, church members, family members and is sky-rocketing in children and teens. If grandma has it in her medicine cabinet, it must be O.K. If the gentleman at church is passing them around, why not?
While most cases of disease are now preventable, prescription drug abuse for the first time in history has killed more people than automobile accidents.
· Prescription drug fatalities doubled amongst teens and young adults.
· Prescription drug fatalities tripled amongst adults ages 50-69.
The most commonly abused drugs are Oxycontin, Vicodin, Xanax, Soma
They are causing more deaths than heroin and cocaine put together. The most popular excuses for abusing prescription drugs, pain and stress. A majority of the population could abuse drugs under either one of those excuses. Illegal sales are par for the course- a dollar here, a couple dollars there to a neighbor in need.
Georgia 2014 narcotic prescription drug database instilled
This database will allow doctors and pharmacists to track patients who may be abusing narcotic prescription drugs. It’s about time you can’t get Claritin-D without showing your driver’s license, what took so long? The program will also track over prescribing narcotics for inappropriate use. Drug companies, just another gang member, need to be held accountable for the constant barrage of advertising like it is a bottle of Pepsi of toilet paper, and authorities need to step up and make drug companies accountable for fraud and kickbacks and their illegal selling of the very drugs they make in civil and federal lawsuits.
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