Dr Oz: Prescription Painkillers & Heroin Epidemic
Even Dr Oz is continuing to learn a lot, and he revealed that this year in particular, he’s learning a lot about the heroin epidemic affecting all of us. Even he thought he was immune to it, until a colleague told him that as a doctor, he’s received less training on prescribing painkillers than a veterinarian. That made him realize that an addiction can truly start in a doctor’s office. Addictions to prescription painkillers, known as opioids, are the fasted growing addictions in the U.S., affecting nearly 2 million people. Approximately 46 people die every day from prescription pain pill overdoses.