Who do you know…..that has used or abused ……Oxycontin, Vicodin, and or Percocet, all prescription pain pills, classified as opioids. You see, in the 1990’s pharmaceutical companies re-assured physicians that patients would NOT become dependent on these prescription pain relievers. As a result, healthcare providers began prescribing them at greater rates. These medications, besides being able to relieve pain, have a profound impact on the brain producing a euphoric feeling, and hence why there can be a preponderance to addiction or dependence. [...]
I was recently looking at a study funded by the National Institute of Health. It looked at the total cost of healthcare that was related to pain. The direct cost was between $262 and 300 billion . When you factor in missed work days, work for lost time and lower wages, the cost rises to between a total of 562 billion to 635 billion dollars. Keep in mind these are estimates done in 2010, not taking into account inflation over the past eight years. [...]
Author: Marc Fondino
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