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Thursday, June 9, 2016
20% Have a Family Member Addicted to Prescription Painkillers
Kaiser Family Foundation recently conducted a poll regarding public
perspective on prescription painkiller addiction. Here are some key findings
from the report:
·2 in 3 Americans
believe the federal government is not doing enough to address the opiod epidemic.
·44% say they
personally know someone who has been addicted to prescription painkillers.
·1 in 5 have a family
member who has been addicted to prescription painkillers.
·More than half say
prescribing doctors aren't doing enough to combat the addiciton increase.
·Just over 1 in 3 say
police officers are not doing enough to combat painkiller abuse and heroin
·88% say increasing
pain management training for doctors is an effective policy action.