It’s not an exaggeration to say that prescription drug addiction is an epidemic, in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation. Those with easy access to the drugs, health care workers, pose a risk not only to themselves but to patients. Impaired practitioners can be more prone to making mistakes such as medication errors that endanger patient health.
Two men were killed at a utility construction site in another state recently when the aerial basket they were suspended in crashed, plummeting 140 feet to the ground. Both men were under contract with the company to work on high tension power lines. The cause of the fatal accident is currently under investigation.
According to a recent report, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has paid out over 1,000 wrongful death claims in the last decade, 36 of which involved Pennsylvania veterans.
If you go to a doctor, you are likely seeking medical treatment for a condition that is causing you a problem that you would like to have alleviated. In Pennsylvania and around the country, why do so many people who go to a doctor not fill their prescriptions once the doctor writes them?