Opioid abuse is now an epidemic. How did that happen? As the National Institute on Drug Abuse explains it, pharmaceutical companies in the 90s reassured the medical community that patients wouldn’t become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers. As healthcare providers began prescribing them at greater rates, opioid overdoses began to increase. Now, more than 130 people in the United States die every day from overdosing on opioids. Addiction can make people do desperate things, and anyone who possesses and/or dispenses opioid painkillers such as Vicodin or OxyContin is at risk for being a victim of theft.
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