Grayson College Pharmacology Opiod Epidemic Discussion

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I need an explanation for this Nursing question to help me study.

In your opinion, what are some of the biggest issues related to the opioid epidemic?

Is the portrayal in the media helpful or harmful? Explain your answer.

How can healthcare workers be part of the solution?

What do you think about overdose kits being made available to EMS, police, fire, parents, teachers and even over the counter?

You have a friend or family member who recently had surgery and is going home with a prescription for an opiate pain killer. What education can you provide?

 

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The biggest issues related to the opioid epidemic
Some of the biggest issues of the opioid epidemic stem from the fact that
pharmaceutical companies were positive that patients would not get addicted to opioid pain
killers, something that made healthcare professionals the confidence to prescribe them at higher
rates. Since professionals prescribed these tablets, the consumers did not have any idea that they
were slowly getting addicted. A public health emergency was declared in 2017 by the U.S
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS.Gov/Opioids, 2000). A survey conducted from
then showed that:


More than 130 people died every day from an opioid overdose.



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