Bhutan-According to the Mayo Clinic, new opioid formulations are in the testing stages. These new potential opiate painkillers will remove the high which many patients experience and will also reduce the possibility of dependency.
They say that patients suffering from Cancer and those with back injuries, or those that recently had surgery are the highest risk for painkiller abuse. Even doctors are susceptible. According to the Mayo Clinic, 10 to 20% of doctors will experience painkiller addiction themselves during their career.
That is a really scary thought to think about a doctor suffering from painkillers addiction. That just shows you that painkillers abuse can happen to anyone.