15,000+ People Die a year because they Accidentally or Knowingly Misused Opioids. Opioid Safety PSA: http://www.theacpa.org/Opioid-Safety-Public-Service-Announcement
Pain is the TOP Cause of Disability in U.S.
The following Statistics pertain to the Prescription Pain Pill epidemic:
• More Americans now die from drug overdoses than in car accidents, according to a new government report released last December. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/managing-your-healthcare/articles/2011/12/20/drug-overdoses-kill-more-americans-than-car-accidents-cdc
• Abuse of the drugs has been tied to overdose deaths, burglary of pharmacies and increased crime nationally.
• Prescription drugs are the second-most abused category of drugs in the United States, following marijuana. http://www.painmed.org/patientcenter/facts_on_pain.aspx