Prince’s Death Reveals America’s Misunderstanding Of Opioid Dependency, Addiction

So sad. Rest in peace, Prince.

During Friday’s edition on NewsOne Now, Jerrold Winter, Ph.D, Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of New York at Buffalo spoke with Roland Martin about pain managemen…

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2 responses to “Prince’s Death Reveals America’s Misunderstanding Of Opioid Dependency, Addiction

  1. From what I have read there is an epidemic of prescription opioid addiction in the United States and that has caused many overdoses and led people to heroin. I thank God I have never had chronic pain and needed to take opioids as they are so addictive. The solution has to be the pharmaceutical industry developing non-opioid painkillers which I believe they are but are not widely available yet. Until then there will be more deaths from these vital but dangerous drugs.

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    • Thanks for stopping by, Caroline! There is indeed a seriius opioid epidemic here, and yeah, it does have a lot to do with heroin use being on the rise. Heroin is cheaper & easier to get than prescribed pharmaceuticals.
      On fact there are non-narcotics out there, but either the Dr.s aren’t aware of them or they’re just goin by what their patients ask for.
      More Dr.s than not, are woefully ignorant about addiction.

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