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Opioid Education

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The problem is addiction, and a big reason that develops has nothing to do with any moral weakness on the part of the injured, but a lack of education among those prescribing and those distributing varying opioids. That's one reason why RiteRX Pharmacy strives to very carefully educate patients.
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It's not uncommon to be injured while working, but default medication solutions designed to help overcome pain aren't always best. A big reason America is facing an opioid epidemic has to do with over-prescription of opioid painkillers for legitimate pain relief.

We are committed to providing those we serve with the best medication options available through well-trained employees committed to patients, and educated medication distribution. RiteRX Pharmacy offers alternatives, and educates all injured parties regarding the potential impact of opioid pain relief solutions.

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Knowledge is very powerful and we have put together a list of FREE guides to read. These guides contain extensive information on who we are, our process, our mission and the issues surrounding the oral opioid crisis and addiction.

OPIOIDS

High Impact Chronic Pain
Almost half this number is affected by high impact chronic pain, which prevent them from going about their lives normal lives. Chronic illnesses prevent a large number of individuals from working which contributes to economic development. Pain management has, therefore, become a sector of importance in the medical field.
Development Of Tolerance
Getting injured at work shouldn't lead to a potentially life-threatening addiction in addition to the damage already sustained. Even so, what further complements work-related accidents beyond opioid painkillers directly is an indirect tolerance development. Continued use of almost any substance over time develops tolerance to that substance; it's simply how the human body works.

Accordingly, larger amounts of painkillers become necessary, and the potential to overdose looms larger and larger going forward. What many don't understand about opioids is that initial use isn't usually at life-threatening levels, because tolerance isn't high enough to prove life-threatening in most injured parties (though different people have different thresholds of tolerance from the outset).
Efforts Improvement Of Pain
Efforts to improve pain care led to the increased use of opioids in the late 1990s through the first decade of the 21st century. Opioid medications have been used in the past to compart pain but have resulted in negatively impacting society.
Prescription Opioids
Prescription opioids can and are used to treat acute and chronic pain and are often prescribed following surgery or injury and for patients with chronic pain from medical conditions such as cancer and inflammatory, neurological, and musculoskeletal conditions.

Know all of your pain management options before taking any medication

Periodic Checkups and Profound Analysis

Some negative impacts of the use of opioids in pain relief include:

Workers compensation settlements are sometimes impacted by the potential for opioid addiction following recovery from injury. Much of this has to do with tolerance development, which happens to almost everyone naturally given continual input of a given compound over time. This predicates increased dosages, which often lead to addiction.

Such circumstances are especially common as regards chronic pain. Naturally, someone who has recovered to a degree, but still experiences chronic pain and must rely on opioid medication, represents an occupational liability. Legal protections must be put in place.

Addiction is disabling and reduces the propensity of a patient to totally recover. In medical arenas, this is called "Opioid Use Disorder", and it is a clinically significant impairment. RiteRX Pharmacy helps educate injured individuals pertaining to this reality, and offers clear alternatives

RECOMMENDATIONS

Acute pain remedies incorporate multiple solutions, and advances in pharmaceutical technology have made it so opioid therapies aren't always necessary. Inflammatory, musculoskeletal, perioperative, and neuropathic injuries have non-opioid painkiller options available.
Pain is undoubtedly an epidemic, and it is therefore essential to ensure that patients with painful conditions can work with their health care providers to develop integrative pain treatment plans that balance a focus on optimizing function, quality of life, and productivity while minimizing risks that may come with the administration of medication.

Public awareness through education and guidelines from regulatory and government agencies and other stakeholders to address the opioid crisis have, in part, resulted in reduced opioid prescriptions. Regulatory oversight has also led to fears of prescribing among clinicians, with some refusing to prescribe opioids even to established patients who report relief and demonstrate the improved function on a stable opioid regimen.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recently noted that the opioid crisis is quickly moving to a fentanyl crisis, which coincided with an increase in the demand for illicit synthetic opioids as well as other substances. Nationwide, nearly half of all opioid overdose deaths in 2017 involved illicitly manufactured fentanyl.

Fentanyl is an opioid that is 50 times more potent than morphine. Illicit fentanyl is sometimes mixed with other drugs that further increase the risk of overdose and death.

Education of Oral Opioids
Know all the facts about opioid addiction
Ask questions and do some self research
Choose the right treatment plan for you

Comprehensive pain management

Comprehensive pain management often requires the work of various health care professionals, including physicians of multiple disciplines, dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, behavioral health specialists, psychologists, social workers, and integrative health practitioners.

The complexity of some pain conditions requires multidisciplinary coordination among health care professionals; in addition to the direct consequences of acute and chronic pain, the experience of pain can exacerbate other health issues, including delayed recovery from surgery or worsen behavioral and mental health disorders.

Achieving excellence in patient-centered care depends on a robust patient-clinician relationship defined by mutual trust and respect, empathy, and compassion, resulting in a strong therapeutic alliance.