Should doctors do more to prevent prescription painkiller abuse?
Doctors of all practices should be monitoring and preventing painkiller abuse. They need to recognize the signs more accurately of what the abuse is, and know who is abusing the system by seeing multiple doctors to get what they want. There also needs to be stricter street laws on the resale of prescription drugs on the street.
All these drugs they prescribe are just bandaids to the issue and they all leave far worse mental and physical damage in there wake then the wellness and nutrition they provide. I would trust the pharmaceutical companys if they wernt generating trillion's of dollers of revenue every year , well thats my take eat a carrot once and a while go to for walks drink lots of good stuff eat good food your body will take care of your mind
These days I think doctors too easily give out pills to cure whatever you have. People become dependent on the pills to take away not only physical pain, but emotional pain too. With the high rate of people dying from overdosing, I think doctors need to be very careful with who they prescribe medication to and also how much they prescribe. Refills or quantities need to be limited. You can't stop someone from abusing pills, but you can limit them.
As medical professionals who prescribe these drugs they have a responsibility to do so. They are the key to these people getting these drugs - legally, anyways. And, they have taken an oath to do no harm. For me, this means taking measures to prevent patients from abusing them. If they know that they could be doing more to prevent drug abuse, and they don't, then they are doing harm. Too many doctors are just signing their names on prescription slips, willy nilly. I suppose that they figure that it is easier for themselves, and the patient, to do this. But, the over diagnosing and over prescribing is just enabling the prescription drug abusers.
More people are addicted to prescription drugs than illegal drugs and irresponsible doctors are to blame. Alternative therapies for pain management are rarely if ever introduced for the patients consideration. Pain meds are doled out like candy by doctors who have no interest in healing, but simply want to get rid of complaining patients as quickly as possible while collecting exorbitant fees from insurance companies. Prescription narcotics are controlled for a reason--they are just as dangerous as street drugs. Actually more so because they are legal and easier to get without the stigma attached to illicit drugs.
I agree to the idea that doctors should do more to prevent prescription painkiller abuse. Painkillers are used as drugs by many youngsters and they become drug addicts too. The doctors should verify properly before giving prescription to any of his patients if the patient is a genuine one or a fake one.
Painkiller's are a huge form of abuse within the US. Handing them out like candy for every ache and pain a patient complains about, is not the answer. I think its important to look into the situation further in order to determine if its really what is needed. Drugs are only a temporary fix.
In my opinion, I believe that doctors are often at fault for prescription painkiller abuse. Many people become dependent on regulated painkillers, because of a doctor's prescription. People trust doctors to offer them good advice, regarding their health. Many doctors are reckless with prescriptions. Also, doctors are often at fault for allowing continued abuse by providing continued prescriptions.
Prescription drug abuse is a problem that has been around for years and years. Nowadays, the more potent painkillers are highly addictive and people get hooked and want to keep using long after they are actually in pain. This creates another problem that has to be solved some other way. Doctors need to pay more attention to their patients, keep an eye on how they are progressing and not let them become addicts.
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If these doctors would write a legitimate amount of painkillers these patients wouldn't become so addicted to these. I personally know someone who gets 260 painkillers a month and has never had x-rays, mri, nor a catscan. The doctor just hands out the prescriptions along with others as xanax's and muscle relaxer. And they get messed up off of them. And the sad part is MEDICAID is paying for all of this. After she gets them she resales them to family and friends. This is what our tax money is going to. supporting these drug addicts in there habits and while their addicted there also making money.
Doctors should be more careful about who they prescribe to, with stronger penalties for doctors that are found to be supporting the "pill mills" that are responsible for so much painkiller abuse. Therapy options that do not rely on painkillers should be emphasized in rehabilitation centers. Hospitals should be able to report abuse.
Doctors have a lot of control over painkiller abuse, because they are the ones that give people these drugs. If doctors are not very careful in who they give these drugs to, then those people will either abuse the drugs, or sell them to other people who will abuse them.
Doctors need to be very careful and aware when prescribing painkillers. I have known more than one person who went to multiple doctors to obtain prescription painkillers. I even know one person well who went to doctors in two adjacent states to obtain these drugs. I have also personally seen the effects that these drugs have on people and it is a very serious addiction. The drugs, when abused, cause these people to act very erratically. I have read reports that claim that prescription painkiller abuse has become just as bad as the abuse of other illegal drugs.
In allowing a patient to abuse prescription painkillers, they are going against their professional purpose. I believe that a great many US doctors do not do enough to ensure that the painkillers are actually required and that no addiction is present on the part of the patient. I believe that it is too easy to maintain an addiction by using different health professionals - sometimes even the same one - and doctors need to seriously look at where they stand and how they do things.
We live in a world today where you no longer have to look on the streets for drugs you simply have to go to your doctor with a pain whether made up or not and walk out with a prescription for opiates. The war on drugs that we are all so badly trying to fight needs to start with physicians. Put more restrictions on painkiller prescriptions
I see young people especially, who are strung out on Vicoden, and they're usually completely incoherent. I think that if doctors took a more pro-active approach to the problem, we would see a large decline in the abuse of prescription pain meds.
People get addicted to pain killers and they get in a lot of trouble for it. If they do it will make americans better at things and not get into as much trouble around the world. We will be smarter because young kids are getting in to drugs and they are dropping out of school
There are many doctors out there who are legitimate and do all that they can to prevent this. However there are also many doctors who cave into the whining and complaining of their patients. Some patients even pressure their doctors into prescribing them some painkillers. Sadly, with the number of law suits out there for silly reasons, some doctors are willing to do this to avoid any trouble for causing pain and suffering or negligence.
Doctor's should provide the neccessary information to inform the patient to make a logic decision. If a patient finds that he/she becomes addicted to the medication for whatever reason he/she should seek counsel from their attending physician or other addiction help resources.
In today's health care environment, doctors are expected to do more than just provide health treatment. With the auditing procedures of prescriptions, insurance reviews and so forth, doctors are already expected to go far beyond providing health care. Adding additional requirements at the physician level is an unreasonable expectation. Most doctors already have guidelines in place to prevent as much abuse of prescription medication as possible.