Did you know approximately 20 percent of the nation's current population have used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons? Minimal research into the money trail regarding pharmaceuticals and drug use in this country provides evidence that it's a tremendous money-making industry. In recent years, however, vast numbers of people have run into various problems related to prescription drugs, including addiction, overdose and legal trouble associated with criminal charges.
Every day doctors and other health care providers prescribe a variety of prescription drugs and painkillers to their patients. Most of these are prescribed with the goal that they only be taken for a short time. After that, the patient should discontinue using them because these drugs are often highly addictive.