More Press about Prescription Drugs and the Latest Heroin Epidemic

The Week is yet another media source bringing attention to an escalating problem of prescription opiate abuse. In this article, it is reported that Purdue Pharma may be charged in a civil suit for misrepresenting the addictive potential of the drug OxyContin.  Read the rest here.

 

“A pernicious distinction of the first decade of the 21st century was the rise in painkiller abuse, which ultimately led to a catastrophic increase in addicts, fatal overdoses, and blighted communities. But the story of the painkiller epidemic can really be reduced to the story of one powerful, highly addictive drug and its small but ruthlessly enterprising manufacturer.”

 

Posted by Cara Eberhardt, Patient Care Coordinator

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