It’s something that often goes forgotten in medical school or has all but one class dedicated to teaching opioid addiction.
(PRWEB) August 19, 2016
It may be shocking to learn that 61% of all drug overdoses in the United States are caused by prescription pain relievers/ opioids. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) that percentage was three times less just a decade ago. With staggering rates of opioid overdoses gradually increasing over time, the treatment and way in which these drugs are being prescribed might be the cause of this dire effect.
MedicalSchoolsinUSA.com, a company that provides free information to medical students to help them succeed in their studies, has responded to the overwhelming media on the subject of opioid overdoes in the country. The spokesman of the company, Ben Davidson, spoke out on behalf of the company.
“It’s something that often goes forgotten in medical school or has all but one class dedicated to teaching opioid addiction. There have been many stories in the news about tragic deaths that could have been avoided and interviews from medical students who didn’t receive any or too little mentoring on the subject. Our goal is to help medical students succeed both inside the classroom and after graduation. We are urging students to take the matter into their own hands if their institutions aren’t providing adequate information on this serious problem the country is facing.”
The team at MedicalSchoolsinUSA.com has spent the time and resources to thoroughly research the problem and interview students and teachers alike. Their findings were less than satisfactory when it came to the policies and viewpoints that some institutions take on the subject.
Davidson urges students to take the matter into their own hands for now and research the subject thoroughly before they graduate. Davidson believes the problem will eventually get too big for medical schools to ignore but until policies change, it’s up to bright-minded students to arm themselves with knowledge that could save lives as they continue their path to becoming a doctor.
Students interested in learning more about medical school tips, guides, transitioning to residency, and handling student debt, can visit MedicalSchoolsinUSA.com as well and take advantage of their free information.