Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds, Study FindsIn patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping.
Prescription Medications Are Now Illicit SubstancesIn the past decade, the United States has seen a drastic increase in the number of prescriptions for pain medication. Common pain medications and other prescriptions have seen an uptick in recreational use, prompting many cities to crack down.
Friends Common Source Of Abused Prescription MedsMajority of people who abuse prescription painkillers get the drugs for free from friends or relatives.
Study: 70 Percent Of Americans On Prescription DrugsResearch finds that nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half receive at least two prescriptions.