Many of the local hospitals are known for handing out prescriptions for opiates with very little questions asked. You go to the hospital and complain of back pain. They then shoot you up with some morphine, do an X-ray and if all comes back okay, they give you few weeks prescription of Oxycodone to keep the pain at bay. Then you run out of the prescription, you’re ‘pain’ comes back, you get another quick morphine shot and a new script.
I think they need to regulate how much they are giving out these pills. If the cause of the problem cannot be found, I think that prescribing opiates should be a big no no. Only when a real cause for pain can be detected should these pills be prescribed to those visiting the hospital. If this continues, drug addicting is going to continue to group and people with fake pain are going to continue taking up important space in the emergency room.