The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has recently promised Ohio that its new move would help curtail the drug abuse persisting in the state and other regions, according to a new report.
Although, some drugs being taken by people are essential to be prescribed, says the FDA. These would surely be limited in the region because of being the cause of a significantly increased number of deaths as noted in recent surveys.
The program newly launched is aimed at raising awareness about the same amongst prescribers and physicians as well as the public.
The reason behind such huge concerns is the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says that the misuse of drugs had caused almost 16,000 deaths in 2009. Also, the prescriptions have worryingly risen up to 23million last year.
More than 20 companies have now been asked to provide education over the issue, showing the importance of disposal as well as safe use of these. Also, they have been ordered to advise parents about drug use and monitor along with deciding drugs’ risks and advantages.
“The problem of prescription drug abuse has become so severe, I believe that the time has come to make that training mandatory”, the University of California’s pain specialist professor Dr. Scott M. Fishman affirmed.