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Prescription drug abuse rates are rapidly increasing in the United States. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the U.S. makes up only 5 percent of the world’s population, yet it is responsible for the consumption of 75 percent of the world’s prescription drugs. Abuse of prescription drugs occurs who the drug is taken in a manner other than its intended purpose such as to get high.

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Archive for July, 2016

  • 07-26 Opioid abuse by patients can go on for 6 months after joint replacement surgery

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    Opioid abuse by patients can go on for 6 months after joint replacement surgery

    Any kind of replacement surgery, be it of hips or of knees, can be painful, considering the stiffness associated with the joints and the difficulty that the patient encounters in performing even the simplest of activities. As these surgeries are associated with excruciating post-surgery pain, patients continue to take painkillers prescribed to get relief. A […]

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  • 07-07 Prescription opioid use doubles during past decade: Study

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    Prescription opioid use doubles during past decade: Study

    Opioids are usually prescribed to relieve chronic pain. There is no set standard to measure the benefits obtained from opioids, but the potential risks of their overdose and addiction are evident from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports — more than 165,000 people in the U.S. died from prescription opioid overdose during […]

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