Dr .David Samadi & Dr. Marc Siegel explain why overdosing on anxiety medication such as Valium & Xanax has quadrupled over the last two decades.
The rise is due to two main reasons; ease of access to medication & doctors not keeping a tab of what is being prescribed.
In New York State there’s a system in place to prevent medication abuse named I-STOP (https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/narcotic/prescription_monitoring/)
Medication is prescribed for a variety of reasons such as insomnia, anxiety & seizures. However, it was found that medication it sometimes consumed by people other than the patient due to negligence.
Dr. David Samadi is the Chairman of Urology & Robotics Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He’s also a Fox News Medical-A-Team Contributor & Professor of Urology at Hofstra Northshore LIJ School of Medicine.
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