The opioid epidemic has had a devastating impact on communities across the country. Over the course of the past two decades, more than 60 billion opioid pills have been delivered to providers across the country. The rippling effect of the opioid epidemic continues to ravage the nation, despite massive pressure on providers to be extremely cautious in prescribing these dangerous drugs.Opioid prescriptions can be a slippery slope, and it’s very easy to think that all drug addicts are the same. The urgency of patients’ needs, the demonstrated effectiveness of opioids for pain management, and the limited alternative treatments for chronic pain have all led to an overreliance on opioid medications in the United States, with alarming increases in overdose and addiction.When it comes to the opioid crisis, there are many misconceptions clouding the problem. While we help those who have been affected by opioids, we also want to help decrease the amount of overdoses and addiction.
We understand how prescription opioid addiction can put someone’s life on hold or tragically cut it short. When major pharmaceutical companies benefit from pushing these drugs on to the market, they put the lives of innocent people at risk. We’re not afraid to hold them accountable for what they’ve done. For a free consultation with our team of attorneys at Scartelli Olszewski, contact us today.
Rachel D. Olszewski, an attorney at Scartelli Olszewski, P.C., is a dedicated advocate for clients who have suffered unjust harm. Following the legacy of her esteemed family members, Rachel specializes in personal injury, medical malpractice, and criminal defense. She is actively involved in professional associations and serves on the board of the Luzerne County Bar Association Charitable Foundation. Rachel is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
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