Opioid addiction starts with a prescriber’s pen

  • The opioid crisis is extremely complex and that a single, simple cause cannot be identified
  • Purdue pharma¬†has to carry the majority of the blame for the opioid crisis, but others are also to blame.
  • Physicians should have known that ANY opioid is addictive and PBM’s should have alerted the FDA and DEA to high volumes of the painkillers¬†being ordered by local pharmacies.
  • Psychology Today says “pressure from patients, is likely to also be part of the motivation for unnecessary or excessive opioid prescribing”.

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