Dr. John P. Rosa, opioid crisis expert and owner of Accessible Beltway Clinics, talks about how despite the fact that more bodies are piling up in areas where big pharma companies aggressively market opioids that there is still no federally imposed limits on their marketing.
ROCKVILLE, MD. February 11, 2019: Owner of Accessible Beltway Clinics and opioid crises expert, Dr. John Rosa, posted a new article on his website entitled, “No Federal Limits To Marketing Opioids Gives Pharma Companies Free Rein,” in which Dr. Rosa maintains that the addiction to wealth and power appears to be more important than human lives.
Dr. Rosa states, “The pharmaceutical companies that make opioids are given free rein to market their drugs wherever they please despite the fact that this country is experiencing a tragic opioid epidemic.” He continues explaining, “The reason I bring this up is that a new study has shown that the areas of our country hardest hit by the opioid epidemic are the exact regions where pharmaceutical companies marketed prescription opioids.”
“According to the study,” says Dr. Rosa, “In one county, doctors received about 31 times the national average of direct marketing from pharmaceutical companies between 2013 and 2015, even as the opioid epidemic claimed lives in the same area.” He adds, “In addition the study found that, “increases in marketing were associated with higher prescribing and a higher rate of overdoses from prescription opioids.” The new research was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Network Open journal (Jama).”
As Dr. Rosa sees it, “The addiction to wealth and power is allowed to proliferate despite the deadly and tragic results.” He emphasizes, “This all-consuming addiction to greed is profoundly affecting the health of our country, yet it is allowed to continue without restraints.”
“It is painfully obvious,” says Dr. Rosa, “that the desire for wealth and power supersedes the desire to preserve lives.” He validates his statement saying, “To prove this, “the recent study found an association between pharmaceutical company marketing of opioids and higher rates of death from opioid overdoses one year later. Researchers examined more than $40m in drug company marketing, directed at 67,500 physicians across more than 2,200 counties nationally between August 2013 and December 2015.”
Read the entire article at https://drjohnrosa.com/no-federal-limits-to-marketing-opioids-gives-pharma-companies-free-rein/
About John P. Rosa
Dr. Rosa is the Owner/manager of 14 health clinics in the Baltimore/Washington DC metro areas concentrating on musculoskeletal injuries of acute, subacute and chronic nature. He oversees the Integrative Medicine practice group which includes general medicine, Chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture and behavioral medicine that sees over 60,000 patient visits per year.
Active in sports medicine with consulting/treating college, professional and Olympic athletes. Creator of 24/7 RnR (Relief and aiding Recovery) an FDA approved analgesic cream. Founder of Accessible Wellness Solutions – an onsite corporate wellness program offering consulting, lectures and clinic management.
Leader in Chiropractic
Trustee of New York Chiropractic College for over 15 years and serving final 3-year term as Chairman of the Board.
Integrative Medicine Specialist:
- Board service to Maryland University of Integrative Health
- Consultant on Integrative Medicine to hospital cancer center
- Reduced opioid prescriptions by 70% by integrating Chiropractic, physical therapy and behavioral medicine in a primary care setting
- Expert/Speaker – educating primary care, urgent care and hospital medical staff on the Integrative Medicine approach to treating pain patients
Opioid Crisis Expert:
- White House Surrogate/Consultant
- Law Enforcement Consultant (Homeland Security, CBP, DOJ, DEA and Postal)
- State and National Consultant to Opioid Task Forces
- Corporate and professional organization consultant
- Currently forming the Opioid Abuse Prevention Institute
- Board member of the National Italian American Foundation
- Volunteer at Crossroads Freedom Center – a residential facility in Maryland to help overcome addiction