I can imagine a hundred scenarios in which Dsuvia somehow leaves the battlefield and finds it way into the world of drug abuse.
The increased incidence of depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric symptoms linked to OUD may also help to account for high rates of relapse among patients, post-treatment, versus other substance disorders.
Now, with the introduction of fentanyl and carfentanil, the decision to inject heroin or cocaine can easily result in a fatality.
Drug dealers at the higher levels of the marketplace are much like other businesspeople in their natural aversion to bad publicity.
We should remember that Ohio’s Republican governor had to go against the wishes of many in his own party in order to achieve this.
Still, if the epidemic is already 28 years old, then how much more effective would these steps have been if they had been initiated way back when?
It’s these outdated attitudes towards addictions that enable the healthcare professional to ignore important information provided by the patient.
Think physician practices and pharmacies and specialty clinics who began with a lucrative sideline that may now be their main source of revenue.
I don’t think there are any health benefits associated with the practice; it’s purely about getting high.