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Opioid Crisis: Is America in Trouble?

Are we facing a national medical crisis in our country and North Carolina at the hands of painkiller drugs?  Many experts and government officials think we are in the middle of an opioid crisis. What are painkillers and are they dangerous?  How is our government helping? Are there any current lawsuits regarding opioids? How can doctors and the general public help? What are Painkillers and are They Dangerous?  Painkillers are a class of drugs manufactured and designed to kill pain after surgery or injury.  They are very successful at alleviating and reducing pain and are prescribed by medical doctors usually after surgery or serious injury. They do what they are designed to do and that is kill the pain. The class of drugs is called Opioids and they include: Oxycodone Hydrocodone Morphine Methadone Buprenorphine And others Common Opioid brand names include: Percocet OxyContin Demerol Vicodin Tylox Palladone Percodan And others…
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Are Opioid Painkillers Too Addictive to Be Prescribed to Treat Chronic Pain?

Addiction to opioid painkillers has become a nationwide problem. Opioids are meant as a short-term solution to help people treat the pain associated with severe injuries and health conditions. However, more and more, doctors are prescribing opioids to treat chronic pain, which appears to be contributing to the growing opioid epidemic in our country. Examples of Common Opioid Drugs There are several different types of opioid painkillers, including: Hydrocodone Oxycodone Fentanyl Tramadol Morphine Heroin Methadone The way opioids work is that they bind to a person’s opioid receptors, which enable them to block or at least reduce the pain that a person feels as a result of an injury. Why Are Lawsuits Being Filed Against Opioid Drug Manufacturers? Over the years, the medical community has changed from treating pain as a symptom of a medical condition to treating it as a medical condition itself. As such, rather than treating the…
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Why Are Drugs Still Being Prescribed Even Though They Lost in Court?

Prescription drugs are designed to help people get better, or manage the symptoms of their illness or condition. While many prescription drugs do exactly this, some prescription drugs are downright dangerous. There have been hundreds of lawsuits filed against prescription drug manufacturers, most of which assert that patients experienced adverse conditions due to the dangerous nature of the drugs or lack of proper warning labels. When a drug loses in a lawsuit – the court finds that the drug maker did indeed act negligently and the drug is most certainly dangerous – it would make sense that the drug would automatically be pulled from the market. Unfortunately, that is not what usually happens. Too often, drugs that have lost in court continue to be prescribed. If you are harmed by a dangerous prescription drug, our dangerous drug attorneys can advise you regarding how to recover the compensation that you deserve. What Warrants a Prescription Drug Recall? In many cases,…
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