It is perhaps interesting why some people become addicted to opiates like Oxycontin and Percocet and others don’t. However, a key element that puts individuals at risk of being addicted to painkillers is living in the United States of America – not DNA. Prescription drug abuse is new – DNA prints are not. Prescription drug addiction is a nationally autogenous disease.
Individuals living in this country are at risk of being exposed to pain killers by their doctors, who are driven by the pharmaceutical industry.
The DNA of those who would put so many lives at risk in order to make money should be researched. There are some obvious defects.
THURSDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) — The mystery of why some people are more likely to become addicted to opioid painkillers has been partially unraveled by the Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania.
Its researchers found that the group most vulnerable to addiction has four main risk factors in common: age (being younger than 65); a history of depression; prior drug abuse; and using psychiatric medications. Painkiller addiction rates among patients with these factors are as high as 26 percent.
For the study, they interviewed and analyzed DNA from 705 patients with back pain who were prescribed opioid painkillers — a class that includes such narcotics as morphine and codeine — for more than 90 days.