Friday, October 25, 2013

F.D.A. Urging a Tighter Rein on Painkillers


2. Category: Health

3. Level: National

4. This article concerns individuals and families across the nation who get prescriptions for pain killers and tightening the reins on them.

5. This new policy that is being urged affects everyone who has a prescription to pain killers because there will be more strict procedures for refills. The policy will enforce a three month prescription rather than at six months.

6. I think something needs to be done to help keep people safe. Prescription drugs play a big role in suicides and overdoses that having stricter procedures just makes sense. It will be more of a hassle for people who need them for a long term if they have to be going to the doctor every three months but if their illness is that severe then maybe they should be going to the doctor anyway. Drug abuse is just such an epidemic now that we have to do what it takes to prevent addictions and death. I hope this policy does get adopted and changes are made to keep people safe.

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