A Petition for Safer and More Responsible Prescription Practices

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A Petition for Safer and More Responsible Prescription Practices

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Peter Nyitray started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and

Problem
Just last year, over 72,000 Americans died from opiate-related overdoses. Half of those deaths were caused by prescription drug abuse. The regulations surrounding the process of acquiring a license to prescribe opiates are far too lenient and result in a dangerous amount of overprescribing among practitioners nation-wide.

Solution
The United States Government along with the DEA must implicate more strictly regulated prescription processes. These include the application of mandatory Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs for patients, precisely calculated methods for obtaining prescription licenses among practitioners, and more thorough patient evaluations.

Personal story
My name is Peter Nyitray. My partner, William Edwards, and I are students at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.  We are composing an advocacy guide which focuses on the opioid epidemic in America. More specifically, we are focusing on the faults in the current prescribing process in America and the detrimental effect it has on Americans of all demographics.

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This petition made change with 145 supporters!

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