Persuasive Essay On Prescription Drug Abuse

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To begin with, “It’s a life or death issue. We are losing six people a day from just prescription drug abuse”. (James Mcdonough) reason that we are losing six people a day is because of the prescription drug ads that are on tv. Another thing is that people who see the drug ads feel the need to call for an appointment for their doctors to have them prescribe them a medicine that they want. Some of the people that see the drug ads on tv are thinking that it is ok to ask their doctors for prescriptions which is weakening their relationships between each of them and then once they were asked for the prescription the doctor felt pressured to prescribe the drug even though they knew it would increase the cost of the drug and they knew that the patient just wanted it to have the drug because they want they do. However, drug ads weaken relationships between you and your health care provider. Prescription ads affect relationships between the doctors and yourself. “80% of doctors have said that ads have affected their relationships with their patients,” Apr. 2013 thought DTC prescription drug ads weakened doctor-patient relationships. convinced that an advertised drug will solve their problems often mistrust a doctor’s advice if the doctor suggests an alternate solution. Another, some patients are convinced that an advertised drug will solve their problems. “It’s not the drugs that make a drug addict, it’s the need to escape reality.” 25% of patients responded with that they
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