It is time for Topiceuticals to fight the opioid overdose epidemic!
The USA organization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created a nationwide campaign featuring real-life accounts of people recovering from opioid misuse or opioid disorder. They also let people talk who have lost family members to prescription opioid overdose.
It is very necessary to increase awareness and knowledge among the people about the risks of prescription opioids, in the hopes of stopping inappropriate use. The slogan of the CDC is: “It only takes a little to lose a lot”.
“This campaign is part of CDC’s continued support for states on the frontlines of the opioid overdose epidemic,” said CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, MD. “These heartbreaking stories of the devastation brought on by opioid abuse have the potential to open eyes and save lives.”
Recent publications point out that the use of topiceuticals in neuropathic pain associated with all kinds of disorders, including malignancy as a valuable option with many advantages over systemic treatments. Topical compounded creams deserve a place in the modern armamentarium of the pain physician.