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The FDA is Pushing For Greater Restrictions on Prescription Painkillers: Now what?
Date:12/6/2013

Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 06, 2013

In an effort to combat the growing problem of prescription drug abuse, the FDA announced it will begin recommending tighter controls on how doctors prescribe commonly used narcotic painkillers that contain Hydrocodone. For those that have witnessed the destruction of painkiller abuse firsthand, this is welcome news. But according to several experts in the field, it’s a solution that is not without risk in the short term.

According to George Catlin, the founder of Withdrawal Ease, the epidemic of painkiller abuse is fueled in two ways. “The first is the relative ease of access that people have to these drugs, and certainly these new regulations should go a long way in curbing access. However, these new regulations ignore another key part of the problem: people who are physically dependent will do almost anything to avoid opiate withdrawal and detox.” According to addictionologists, opiate detox from drugs like Hydrocodone can be particularly excruciating and can persist for weeks.

Catlin has written extensively on this subject for years on his website. In his estimation, restricting access focuses only on the distribution problem.

“The fact of the matter is, there are hundreds of thousands of people that are physically dependent on these drugs,” says Catlin. “For many of these people, rehab simply isn’t an option because of the cost and time requirements; we must identify new protocols for opiate dependency because the current system isn’t working. Reducing the acuity of opiate detox is essential. Our concern is that many of these folks will turn to more potent forms of opiates — including heroin — to avoid the looming specter of withdrawal. It is the engine that drives physical dependency. Many will
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