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Prescription Addicts Need Immediate Solutions

Steve Wagner

Some recent studies are showing hope on the horizon of opiate addiction, as long as pharmaceutical manufacturers and physicians are on board with the changes that need to be made.

According to a recent study done by a team of researchers at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, opiate overdose deaths seem to be on the decline (based on hospital reports) after a couple of small changes were made in 2010. The evidence suggests that when OxyContin had a formulation change to make it more addiction-resistant, and the highly addictive and dangerous Darvon was removed from the market, overdose deaths have seen as much as a 20% decline since 2010.

While these numbers are encouraging, it doesn’t solve the problem of overprescription, nor does it solve the problem of easy access we have to prescription drugs in this country.

While we continue to watch our friends, family members, and loved ones be abused by those bad doctors who are just out to make a quick buck, slow pharmaceutical changes are not going to save the lives of the ones we know who are struggling with addictions right now. We are hopeful for the future, but so many more need immediate solutions.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a doctor who practices overprescribing, or offers dangerous prescription mixes, our medical malpractice and drug injury lawyers can help you with a much more immediate solution. Give us a call to help protect yourself, the ones you love, and potentially hundreds of other victims. Schedule a free consultation at (888) 204-8440.


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