Most Popular Prescription Drug Was An Opioid?
The most popular prescription drug was one that I have taken myself a few times over the years. Statins were very popular at one time. Stomach and digestion remedies dominated the requested prescriptions decades ago.
I was just reading an article in Forbes Magazine. The most popular drug prescribed today is Hydrocodone – better known as Vicodin. I am sure that everyone involved with Workers Comp has seen this drug often prescribed for any type of pain. As it is generic, it is a very low priced drug.
I looked to see if Hydrocodone was included in any of the $4 prescription programs. I checked here with Walmart to see if they have it in their $4 list. It was not.
Hydrocodone seemed to be very popular a few years ago in Workers Comp. I have two friends that are Pharmacists. One of them works the night shift. They both say that it is the most heavily sought out drug for drug seekers, especially at night. Many people have stomach problems as it is so harsh to the system.
The most disturbing fact about Hydrocodone is a panel of FDA advisory physicians recommended an immediate ban on the drug. The FDA is waiting to see what to do on the matter.
What to do? Their own advisory panel said to ban it. What are they waiting on to close the drug down?
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