An analysis: Ohio’s battle with opioids

Laura Walker is a senior business administration and accounting double major. She is a guest writer from Louisville, Ky. If you’ve ever had stitches, broken a bone or had your wisdom teeth extracted, it’s safe to assume that an opioid painkiller has been in your home. It may still be. 214 million opioid prescriptions were written in 2016, enough for almost every adult in the nation to have a bottle according to the American Physical Therapy Association. In 1996, Purdue Pharma released a powerful analgesic painkiller known as OxyContin that was purported to safely and effectively mitigate pain. This moment … Continue reading An analysis: Ohio’s battle with opioids