This is a good article on combating opioid misuse.
Now read this: Pharmacies are dispensing 245M opioid prescriptions every year!
This begs a question: Since there are lower cost, better outcome, non-addicting, totally reversible alternatives with no or little side effects such as medical devices, why are we considering opioids for therapy at all?
One may say: Medical devices are expensive. No!!! not any more. There are very low cost, fully programmable platforms one can adopt for any indication literally overnight. So, why is this push for opioids?
We are losing loved ones on opioids every day, isn't it time to say NO to opioids?