Doctors not adhering to addiction prevention measures

Doctors are not taking adequate steps in preventing prescription drug addiction and abuse of painkillers such as OxyContin, reports a new study from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. According to this article from ABC News, the study looked at three primary methods of abuse prevention and found that more than half of the patients did not undergo appropriate measures and tests from their physicians to prevent misuse of the drugs they were prescribed. It should come as no surprise then that most people who become addicted to painkillers do so through legitimate prescriptions, according to the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

About Dana Owens

Dana Owens is San Francisco-based writer, editor and blogger who works on diverse projects from holistic health research to record label promotion. In addition to lending her editorial eye to Oxy Watchdog, Dana also acts as copyeditor for 99 Series, Inc. and executive assistant/project coordinator for Heartline Productions.
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