Alcohol still gets credit for close to 90,000 deaths every year– more than other drugs, even in the middle of an epidemic.
Meanwhile , the healthcare field continues to struggle with legitimate issues around the use of (and controls over) opioids in medical practice.
Will society benefit from greater access to this drug? Are there potential problems we haven’t anticipated?
This is in part a course correction from the trend of several decades ago, when the emphasis was on cutting expenses in the naive belief all addicts could be successfully treated on an outpatient basis.
Investors naturally seek to increase the value of their investment, while patients seek access to medication they need at a price they can afford.
I can imagine a hundred scenarios in which Dsuvia somehow leaves the battlefield and finds it way into the world of drug abuse.
We focus on the drug, as if someone who uses heroin, for instance, can’t also have a problem with alcohol, or sleeping pills, or methamphetamine, or this new, more potent form of marijuana that’s showing up everywhere.