We are facing an addiction problem of epic proportion in America and its killing over 28,000 Americans a year. In 2014, more American’s died from a drug overdose than motor vehicle crashes and the trend is growing at an alarming rate.
Prescription medicine is a huge business here in the US and American spend 300 billion a year on prescription medicine. Doctors quickly prescript highly addictive Opioid based medicine to patients who experience paid or who had a treatment that results in pain. Often doctors prescribe these dangerously addictive medications because the are effective and one hopes that the patient does not become addicted. Other times, it is the only type of medication that patients insurance will actually pay for.
Many insurance companies are no longer paying for alternative pain treatments and medication, leaving the doctor to who viable alternative.
The addictive nature of Opioids is scary
This is truly an epidemic that we must address
The chart published by the CDC speaks for its self, but it is worth mentioning how many people end up taking Heroin and ultimately dying from an overdose.
A person has an accident, dental procedure, of even simply cosmetic procedure and is prescribed a pain medication to cope with the pain.
Opioid based medications possess the same characteristics as Heroin, except that it is produced my a pharmaceutical company in a high controlled environment. It other words, the dosage and effect are consistent. The patient quickly becomes addicted and get more prescriptions and increase the number of pills the take. Once a patient can no longer obtain prescriptions for the needed pills they quickly learn that getting the natural version of Opioid medications, i.e. Heroin is much cheaper and many make the switch.
This is very dangerous road many have traveled and that is killing tens of thousands of Americans each year.
Today someone died of an overdose. A death that could have been avoided. One linked to medicines with names like Percoset or Oxycodone….names which promise a pain-free existence but deliver death in their wake. The CDC has declared prescription pill addiction an epidemic, like the Black Plague.
We need to all play a part in finding a solution. Sociallity is stepping up and offering information about alternatives to addictive medicine. If you or a loved one wants to find out more contact us. We can help.
Sociallity and our partners have helped hundreds of thousands of people already find better solutions to dealing with chronic pain, solutions that don’t require addiction. Contact us for information, don’t become another statistic.
This is an incredible video showing how the makers of Opioid Pain Pill makers were misleading the doctors and consumers with their commercials in 1996. Then again demonstration that its ok to take Opioid based pain medications long terms with a follow-up commercial in 1998 with the same six patients…. Finally, the truth is revealed 15 years later.
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.
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.
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.
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In the early hours of Thursday, December 17, 2015, Martin Shkreli, the Chief Executive Officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals was arrested on Fraud Charges.
Martin Shkreli, best known for taking control over a drug used to help and treat AIDS patients both young and old. Shortly after acquiring the company, Mr. Shkreli announced an unprecedented price increase from $13.50 per to pill to $750 per pill, and publically stating that he should, in fact, have increased the cost even more.
This drastic price increase makes it impossible for many, who don’t have great insurance, to get the medicine needed to treat their illness.
He is a great example of what’s wrong with today’s healthcare industry, but the problem is far greatly than Mr. Shkreli.