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.
Guidelines Released For Prescribing Narcotics In Emergency RoomsAbuse of prescription pain killers has been a growing problem. It's now the leading cause of accidental death – more than even car accidents. With this in mind, the American College of Emergency Physicians came out with a policy statement about appropriate prescribing guidelines for narcotic pain medicine in the E.R.