Opioid Overdose Epidemic

An opioid epidemic is the increased use of prescription and non-prescription opioid drugs. The overdose of opioid drugs leads to, addiction, use of cocaine, use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl and death. This epidemic is a severe national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare of a state. This paper shows the groups involved as the stakeholders in the opioid crises, the policy that has accelerated the disasters, and the changes made in that policy and a scenario experience of a doctor who handles well the opioid crisis.

The key stakeholders in the opioid epidemic are the pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers.and they fall under high power classification. The other stakeholders are the distributors, traffickers and the physician who illegally deals in the opioid business appear under the low legitimacy classification.

The affordable care act is the significant policies that lead to the rise of opioid crises. This policy allowed the physician to hand in a questionnaire to patients who conveyed information on how they were doing. This act enabled everyone to acquire any prescription without struggle and strict monitoring due to its abundant availability and low price and hence increased the opioid epid

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