Research, facts and commentary on today's healthcare
- 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”.