What happens when the industry created to keep you alive pushes products that ultimately aid in your death? We are often concerned about incentives in the healthcare industry to prescribe medicine when it is not necessary and even when a simple lifestyle change would achieve the same beneficial effects.
In the Los Angeles Times article titled "Coroner sent letters to doctors whose patients died of opioid overdoses. Doctors' habits quickly changed", author Melissa Healy explores the behavior that plagues come healthcare professionals and contributes to hundreds of deaths daily. We hope this piece creates a desire in you to learn everything about the drug you are being prescribed before commiting to it. A knowledgeable patient lives longer!