Posts for the category Prescription Drugs, Pain Killers, and Drug Addiction
Weight loss pills are one of several types of counterfeit drugs which have been found to contain dangerous chemical compounds that are known to be deadly if consumed.
News reports are highlighting the increasing dangers of buying drugs sold over the Internet. Counterfeiters are spending serious effort and money to make exact fakes, which even big drug companies say look exactly like the real thing. But people are getting sick and some have died.
As access to powerful prescription medications becomes more restricted, we hope the various agencies involved will maintain a strong focus on the patient and the family, not just dollars and regulations. Patients in pain need help, and patients facing withdrawal from previous high levels of powerful painkillers need assistance.
As states implement prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), the DEA cracks down on "high prescribing" physicians, popular pharmacies, and drug distribution systems that are out of compliance with regulations, and drug companies switch their manufacturing facilities to "tamper proof" pain pills, the patients run into difficulty getting access to their medications.