Solving the Prescription Painkiller Abuse Problem

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New research validates what pharmacists believe to be true: several disconnects remain in the prescribing and use of opioids.

New research released by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids validates what pharmacists believe to be true: several disconnects remain in the prescribing and use of opioids.

The report confirms that a lack of communication between prescribers and pain patients can lead to opioid addiction, physicians are concerned patients aren’t taking their painkillers as prescribed, patients have casual attitudes about safeguarding their opiates, and some prescribers feel unprepared to identify prescription painkiller abuse.

We all know improper opiate usage has become a major societal problem. However, it can only be addressed through collaborative efforts that include all players involved.

This research effort helps identify some of the issues and suggests we will all have to be part of the solution to the problem. How are you getting involved?

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