Seems like doctors are so reluctant to prescribe a controlled substance anymore. This causes a big problem for people who truly need these types of medications to control their pain. I myself, need to go to a pain specialist to help me with the appropriate medication. The people who are abusing these drugs has caused nothing but problems for the rest of us.
The problem is that ~70,000 US people die each year from drug overdoses. In fact it is the single biggest killer of people between the ages of 20-35, well far more than vehicle accidents and gun deaths. The government is trying to separate itself as one of the causes by limiting the availability of dependency causing drugs that may be a gateway contributor to this issue.
That is my take on the issue.
The pill mills have been closed for years, yet they keep making tough laws for the doctors who would prescribe these drugs.
The problem is they include heroin and illegally imported drugs in all the so called statistics. Now we all suffer.
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