Painkillers are the
most widely prescribed class of medications in the United
States. Over the last decade the number of
prescriptions written for the strongest opioid painkillers
have increased more than four times. This increase has
occurred despite the limited evidence of long-term
In 2011 doctors wrote
238 million prescriptions for painkillers at a cost of over
8.3 billion dollars.
With all these
prescriptions being written it's no wonder people are
becoming addicted to these medications in record numbers.
Once these drugs begin to take over the person's life things
can deteriorate rapidly causing huge problems for the
person, their loved-ones and for society in general.
Emergency room visits
from painkiller overdose are on the rise with deaths from
poisonings now overtaking vehicle accidents as causing the
greatest number of accidental deaths.
Here is a list of some
of the most commonly prescribed prescription pain relievers.
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