Understanding the Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse

One prescription bottle full of pills stands amid several empty prescription bottles that have fallen over. Two white oblong pills sit in the foreground.

In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies marketed prescription opioid medications to the medical community as a nonhabit-forming treatment option for chronic and acute pain. Unfortunately, this aggressive (and even fraudulent) marketing strategy led to more and more healthcare providers prescribing what we now know to be highly addictive, prescription drugs to their patients. Still today, […]