The Evolving Opioid Crisis: Prescription Opioids, To Heroin, To Fentanyl

Brief History of The Evolving Opioid Crisis Prescriptions for chronic non-cancer pain rose by 300% and became a major source of available opioids over the past two decades. While many physicians who write prescriptions for high blood pressure, cholesterol, type 2 diabetes know that many patients do not take their medication, few patients ever comply with physician guidance or prescriptions in the treatment of medical or psychiatric disease. When it comes to pain and opioids, patients not only have taken … Continue reading The Evolving Opioid Crisis: Prescription Opioids, To Heroin, To Fentanyl