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Health Briefs to Investigate Painkiller Prescriptions on an Upcoming Segment

Health Briefs will look into a medical dilemma that needs fixing, not just "a fix".
    CORAL SPRINGS, FL, July 04, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Health Briefs plans to delve into the tendency of doctors to easily prescribe -- and sometimes over-prescribe -- powerful painkilling pharmaceuticals with seemingly little consideration. Americans consume more opioid painkillers per capita than anyone else in the world, about twice as much as the second on the list, Canada. In the last few years, law enforcement officials have made great strides in closing down local "pill mills", where prescriptions can be bought and sold with no other concern but the exchange of cash. Now, the Centers for Disease Control are pushing for more uniform regulations from state to state, thus making it easier to keep a cap on such practices. The problem states are easy to find; they stick out like a sore thumb. For example, Alabama leads the pack by prescribing 142.9 opiate pain killer prescriptions per 100 people -- that's one and a half for every man, woman and child in the state. Tennessee sees oxymorphone prescribed almost 22 times more often than in Minnesota. The misuse is easy to spot, the authorities just need laws with more teeth.

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