What is "Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing"?

What is "Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing" (PROP)? What do they do?

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Prescription Drugs

Doctors carry the responsibility of properly prescribing medication only when it is necessary. Some physicians abuse their power and prescribe for other reasons.

drug-abuse

Drug Abuse

The rate of prescription drug abuse in the US has skyrocketed recent years, as pill mills and corrupt medical professionals overprescribe.

opiates

Opiates

Heroin, morphine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone are only a few of the most common opiates abused today.

painkillers

Painkillers

We use the term "painkillers" to describe powerful prescription pain relief medication.

oxycontin

Oxycontin

Purdue Pharma's Oxycontin is one of the most powerful painkillers on the market today, making it a hot commodity on the street.


Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, or PROP, is a non-profit organization with a mission "to reduce morbidity and mortality resulting from prescribing of opioids and to promote cautious, safe and responsible opioid prescribing practices." Though PROP is headed mostly by doctors and medical workers, anyone can join. The President is Dr. Andrew Kolodny, from New York, NY.

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answered 15 Aug '12, 14:28

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