Friday, June 10, 2011

MEDICAL PRESCRIPCTION ABUSE



According to a note appeared in The Guardian, there is a serious excess prescripctions of oxycodone in Florida/USA, generating large profits to certain physicians, pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies. Oxycodone is part of a group of narcotic drugs like morphine that eliminate moderate to severe pain. The reality is that the drug is often used with different purposes (medical prescripctions abuse) to those listed under medical guidelines. 98% of doctors who prescribe oxycodone works in Florida and many many Americans travel there from Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio to get the drugs. A man paid $ 275 to a medical clinic for the drug. If a physician prescribed it to 100 patients he will make more than $ 25,000 a day. In Florida, 7 people die every day from overdoses of prescription drugs and throughout the U.S. 30 000 per year. Overdose killed Anna Nicole Smith, Heath Ledger and Michael Jackson. According to the White House is an alarming public health crisis due to the addictive properties of oxycodone. Addiction more prominent among teenagers and young adults.


SOBREDOSIS DE DROGAS


Segun nota aparecida en The Guardian, existe un grave exceso de prescripcción de oxicodona en Florida, generando grandes ganancias a ciertos médicos, farmaceuticos y empresas que la manufacturan. La oxicodona es parte de un grupo de drogas narcóticas similares a la morfina que eliminan el dolor moderado a severo. Lo real es que la droga se usa muchas veces con propósitos distintos (abuso de prescripccion medica), a los enumerados en las guias medicas. El 98% de medicos que prescriben oxicodona trabajan en Florida por lo que muchos americanos viajan hasta ahí desde Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio para obtenerla. Un hombre pago $275 al medico de una clínica, que si prescribe a 100 pacientes gana mas de $25,000 al dia. En Florida mueren 7 personas diariamente por sobredosis de drogas prescritas y en todo USA 30 000 al año. Por sobredosis murieron Anna Nicole Smith, Heath Ledger y Michael Jackson. Segun la Casa Blanca se trata de una alarmante crisis de la salud publica dadas las propiedades adictivas de la oxicodona, adicción mas prominente entre adolescentes y adultos jóvenes.

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