Dangers of Drugs

Dangers Of Prescription and OTC Drugs

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Dangers of Prescription and Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs

by Admin – August 22, 2018

Published: January 2014

The news on prescription pain pills is even more worrisome. As prescriptions for powerful painkillers such as hydrocodone and oxycodone (Percocet, Vicodin, OxyContin, and generics) have shot up in recent years, there has been an increase in emergency-room visits and deaths from the illicit use of those drugs, known as opioids. Three-quarters of prescription drug overdoses (from which the death rate has more than tripled since 1990) are now attributed to painkillers. And there’s growing evidence that those drugs are being prescribed when they’re not necessarily warranted, including for such conditions as acute infections and heart problems. Read More