France 5’s Enquête de Santé program highlighted the problems associated with the consumption of opiates. Death, overdose, chronic pain … Investigation of these high-risk drugs.
Paracetamol, ibuprofen … Painkillers are ubiquitous in our closets. However, according to the opinions collected by the program Enquête et Santé, they would cause side effects dangerous, even fatal.
Painkillers: an increase in hospitalizations and deaths
10 million French suffer from chronic pain. And for many of them, natural solutions are not enough. These people use painkillers, often derivatives from morphine and of l’opium.
Already in February 2019, the National Medicines Safety Agency (ANSM) was worried about the number ofincreases in hospitalizations, poisoning and death related to taking painkillers in the country.
For some specialists, analgesics would have even become more dangerous than useful. So much so that one can ask the following question: are doctors or pharmacists sufficiently aware of the dangers for patients?
In any case not enough if we believe the following figures: about 400,000 Americans died of an overdose opioid (tramadol, codeine, opium …) in 20 years.
Painkillers: shocking testimonials
To make its documentary on the dangers of painkillers, Enquête de Santé has questioned French people, victims of these drugs.