“Nearly three-quarters of physicians report prescribing fewer opioids due to increased abuse, misuse and diversion.
The majority of healthcare professionals (91%) tell patients how and when to take opioids, yet only 55% discuss safe storage and disposal.
Consumers are less likely than healthcare professionals to think that misuse, addiction, and prescription-sharing occurs with prescription opioid use.”
Read more at: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/patients-and-healthcare-professionals-concerned-about-prescription-opioid-misuse-and-addiction-but-survey-reveals-knowledge-gap-on-minimizing-risks–misuse-300199074.html
Source: PRNewswire.com – January 5, 2016