With new prescription laws hoping to net abuse and limit drug addiction, there is a group suffering from the fallout. Legitimate individuals in hospice and other post op patients are now suffering the effects of not having enough pain medication during recovery. Hopefully a balance can be found.
The article, Opioid laws to make it difficult to get prescription, by Riley Murdock states,
“As the opioid epidemic continues to make headlines across the country, Michigan has new laws poised to take effect that would combat addiction at the source.
The damage done by the epidemic is staggering: 2,356 people died in 2016 of drug overdoses in Michigan, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. This number eclipses the 1,064 deaths from car accidents in 2016, according to Michigan State Police.”
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