Doctors Unsatisfied with Pharmaceutical Prescribing Trends Embrace Other Options
Researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health studied pharmaceutical prescribing trends of doctors in the U.S. They found that eighty-five percent of doctors believed that high-strength opioid pharmaceuticals like OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, Dilaudid, Opana, Morphine, etc. are overprescribed.
More than half of the surveyed doctors said that they were very concerned about risks involved with such medications. However the doctors may have limited options to offer patients, and often find their hands tied in regards to the care and treatment they are able to offer their patients.
In addition, the retail prices of some of the most popular prescription drugs Americans take to treat life threatening diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure or asthma have increased by an average of 8.4 percent in 2017, according to a report from the AARP Public Policy Institute.
Genesis Medical Center, known for its ground-breaking stem cell therapy techniques and addiction and recovery treatments, recently noticed a rise in doctors dissatisfied with their inability to treat patients without the use of pharmaceuticals.
“Writing pharmaceutical prescriptions definitely continues to the rise in the U.S., but it is not always in the best interest of the patient,” says Genesis Medical Center. “We are proud of what we have been able to do here at Genesis Medical Center. We have not only been able to assist patients to have a better quality of life with the use of services such as stem cell therapy and vitamin & nutrient IV therapy, but we have been able to assist doctors write less pharmaceutical prescriptions and ease their concerns. We look forward to being able to do more for both doctors and patients alike.”