From R. Todd Shaver, WilmingtonBiz.com
In an earlier Insights, I discussed the dangers of opioid drugs and the epidemic of opioid abuse. At the time, some in the local media dismissed my concerns. Since then, sadly, the truth of my commentary has been made abundantly evident. The most obvious example occurred on April 21 with the death of popular musician Prince at the age of 57. Prince’s death was reportedly related to long-term use of prescription opioid drugs to treat hip pain and back pain associated with years of performing in high heels. Also, Wilmington has now been identified as the city with the highest rate of opioid abuse in the United States. Yes, that is Wilmington, North Carolina. Subsequently, the news has been awash with reports on the dangers of opioid drugs. The public has been warned to use safer drugs. My purpose this month is to alert you that “safer” drugs can also be dangerous. Click below to read more....
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