Show: Physician Focus

Episode: Physician Focus: The Physician's Perspective on Prescription Drug Abuse

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Episode Description:

Abuse of opioids and prescription drugs has become a national public health problem in the United States. Many efforts – legislation, regulations, restrictions, prescription monitoring programs – have been undertaken by government officials, law enforcement, and health providers at all levels to reduce the problem – with varying results. At the same time, many patients are experiencing chronic pain, and patients and providers alike are concerned that overreaction will deprive patients of needed medications. What is the physician’s perspective of prescription drug abuse? What do those who treat the patients and write the prescriptions think should be done to reduce the problem? What are the responsibilities of physicians when prescribing and patients when using opioids?

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File Name of SD Episode: PF-2015-02-PrescriptionDrugAbuse.mpg

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:13

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