The reach of the prescription drug abuse epidemic is widespread. This article highlights the fact that in Australia their medical association is calling it a national emergency. They echo many of the findings that have come out of the United States recently. We hope that spreading knowledge and the use of products like Deterra can help stem the tide of prescription drug abuse worldwide.
Prescription drug abuse is growing at an alarming rate and is a “national emergency”, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) says.
The concerns come as advocacy organisation ScriptWise kicks off a national campaign next week to make people more aware of the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
ScriptWise spokesman and AMA WA council of general practice chair Dr Steve Wilson said the violence and crime that flowed from methamphetamine addiction may be dominating the national agenda but prescription drug abuse is killing more people.