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America’s Addiction Problem

Recently, the amount of article published about the American drug addiction problem is growing, and the public is becoming more aware of the problem and the cause.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), healthcare providers wrote 259 million prescriptions during the 2012 calendar year.  That’s enough prescriptions for every adult American to receive a bottle of prescription medicine.

The National Center for Health Statics reported that in 2014, the number of overdose deaths related to legal opioid drugs jumped to 18,893.  That’s a 16.8% increase!!  Heroin overdose related deaths climbed ever more.   In 2014, 10574 people lost their lives because of a heroin overdose.  That’s a 28% increase!!

This drastic increase is cause many, who are addicted to opioid-based drugs are switching to Heroin because it is widely available and cheaper than opioid drugs.

Addicive Medicine

All in all 2014 with 47,055 deaths related to drug overdoses continues an alarming growth trend that is 7% greater that it was in 2013.

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In many cased opioid-based drugs are prescribed by doctors simply because alternatives.  Yes.  There are alternatives!!

Are not covered by insurance and as such are not accessible to their patients.   Any once concerned about addition and who has chronic pain should talk to their doctor about compound pain medicine, where chronic pain in treated with topical solutions that are effective and non-addictive.

If you are interested in discussion non-addictive medicine alternatives, we recommend you explore the products offered by Florida Pharmacy Solutions and the results they have achieved.

 

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