The prescription drugs, such as painkillers, are found to be the primary cause of death and overdose all across the United States. An unfortunate statistics shows that most of the overdose death are related to individuals who took painkillers that were not prescribed to them. In addition, one out of five use what is called “doctor shopping” technique to get more pills prescribed by different physician.
Opiate pain medications such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Norco, and Hydrocodone are commonly prescribed by physicians to treat moderate to severe pain. Some patients continue taking their medication as prescribed, or misuse their prescription medications, thus become physically and psychologically dependent to them.