Judge Jodi Debbrecht Switalski told us that one in three Americans surveyed blamed doctors for the current opioid overuse problem. A majority of people that become addicted arise from sports injuries and wisdom teeth extractions after which it is not unusual to receive a refillable prescription for thirty Vicodin. Many people claim their physicians don’t advise them that Vicodin may be habit-forming. Wouldn’t it be wise to inform patients of all risks when prescribing painkillers? Judge Jodi said that doctors should 1.Inform 2. Monitor and 3. Document the process of making patients fully aware of both the benefits and risks of any medical treatment.READ MORE
Former Head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), NYC, Bob Stutman, was interviewed on Community Forum in depth about the Opioid Epidemic in the US.READ MORE
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