Opioid Abuse Triggers CDC Guidelines

The CDC has reported that 46 people in the United States die each day as the result of overdosing on prescription painkillers. This unfortunate circumstance has led to the CDC recommendation to avoid prescribing long-term opioid painkillers in many situations. Thomas Frieden, Director of the CDC, stated that "no other medication routinely used [...] kills patients so frequently." Many opiates prescribed are as addictive as heroine, and don't do a good job of controlling chronic pain.  Read More...