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Problem Of Prescription Opioid Misuse, Abuse, Overuse, And Diversion Is Multifactorial

October 7, 2019

Via: Forbes

As nationwide litigation focuses attention on the putative role that marketing may have played in fueling prescription opioid prescribing, there is a tendency to overlook the multiple factors that contributed to the problem of prescription opioid misuse, abuse, overuse, and diversion.

The prescription drug supply chain for opioids is extraordinarily complex and highly regulated. The supply chain’s key stakeholders include drug manufacturers, federal and state regulators, wholesaler distributors, pharmacies, payers, physicians, and patients.

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