Congress discusses over medicating
Congressional leaders recently met to discuss the over medicating of returning US service people because VA data that showed narcotics prescriptions to have jumped 259% over the past 11 years, while the number of patients treated by the VA was only up 29%. Additional data revealed that veterans are dying of accidental narcotic overdoses at a 33% higher rate than non-veterans. Prescription medication overdoses continues to be an issue for the US civilian population as well. For individuals who have suffered traumatic experiences, narcotic and opiate painkillers can be particularly difficult to manage. It seems that individuals with post-traumatic stress are especially vulnerable to substance dependency and addiction.
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