Pharmaceutical Industry

Prescription companies aren't helping the opioid addiction epidemic

Prescription companies aren't helping the opioid addiction epidemic

I agree with the main point of the letter “Compassion cannot end the drug abuse epidemic” (Oct. 18) that drug companies might be playing a role in improper distribution of opioids.

As a psychiatrist, like all other physicians, I am dealing with similar issues. Yesterday I sent prescriptions for few medications to the local CVS pharmacy for 30 days. I got the call from the pharmacy that Caremark allows 90-days’ supply of medications and not less than that. CVS is the parent company of the Caremark. I decided to send the prescription to Walgreens, and I got the...

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