Pain has been with humans for "ever" and now we have the most potent and addicting prescription pain killer available, ever. Pain killers are killers, they are addicting and they are an ever growing problem. Why do we need ever stronger pain killers, is pain getting that much worse? I remember when Oxycodone was first being prescribed and as a counselor I received a video explaining the dangers of it (Oxycodone was and is a potent opioid type of drug, some others are Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Meperidine, Methadone, Morphine). All of the affore mentioned prescription drugs are similar in structure to heroin.
Now, we have Opana, the strongest most addicting drug "Ever". Opana is like Heroin on Steroids. Why is there a need for it and has pain gotten that much worse? Of all the nations in our world the United States takes, uses, is prescribed the most Opioids (worth repeating), about 50% of all that type/class drug is used, prescribed here in the U.S. I wrote an article some years ago "Drugging You Into Submission" and it is still timely. Do you think it is time for alternatives to the government sponsored medical care, yet? Bob Brown