If you were asked the leading cause of death among the youth of the world, you would probable give guns or depression or violence as the answer. However, all those guesses would be wrong. While it is true that all these factors do play a part among young deaths, the leading factor is still something else. To the surprise of many, it is prescription narcotics. Every year, an overdose of prescription drugs kills more than 4 million people between the ages of 18-24. What is the one hub, where each and every type of narcotic is easily available? The answer is a pharmacy. Over time many pharmacy system solutions have been put in place to prevent the abuse of drugs.
Why a safe system needs to be implemented?
A pharmacy is so much more than simply a store with medicines in it. A pharmacy is a one stop solution for all prescription drugs on earth. You have to be living under a rock, to not know how easy it is to get hooked and addicted to any one of these drug, especially painkillers. Most addictions often start when doctors and surgeons prescribe painkillers to deal with a minor problem. Soon patients feel that they are not able to feel good until and unless they consume a fixed dose of that particular prescription med. Before they know, patients feel the need to consume those prescription drugs, even when they are not experiencing any sort of pain. Once people get hooked on these prescription drugs, it is only a downward spiral from there. Once people run out of supplies, they begin coming back for more and more. Sometimes people lose their prescription so they resort to methods like stealing from doctors or worse, stealing from pharmacies themselves.
When we talk about addictions, the first thing that comes to mind is alcohol, tobacco or drugs like cocaine, meth etc. It hardly comes to mind that something like prescription drugs, which are supposed to heal us, if misused can lead us down to an extremely dark path. This is why medical professionals and caregivers are extremely cautious when it comes to prescribing medicines.