In 2015, 15,000 people were reported to have lost their lives due to prescription opioids overdose.
⇰ A petition has been filed to ban daily-dose prescriptions that are above 90 milligrams of morphine
⇰ The CDC reported that high-level doses do not improve pain control or the ability to function
⇰Opana ER has been pulled from the market this past July after an HIV and hepatitis C outbreak.
President Trump is now declaring that opioid abuse is a national epidemic. There will be a ton of fall out around the decisions made on how to fix this problem, but hopefully we can arrive at better and more holistic treatment options. Remember, TMS Therapy is a proven and more effective alternative to pharmaceuticals!
(Even though it is still only FDA Approved for MDD)
Ban high-dose opioid painkillers, groups urge FDA. (2017, August 31). Retrieved September 13, 2017, from https://www.today.com/health/groups-urge-fda-ban-high-dose-opioid-painkillers-t115800