The CDC says more than 42,000 people died from opioid-related overdoses in 2016, a 30 percent increase from the year before. The CDC issues guidelines to cut back on opioid prescribing and advises patients to try any other options available before receiving these addictive drugs.
Smart Pharmacy has been providing non-opioid topical pain therapy options for patients for over 11 years. Topical pain therapy allows you to apply medication directly to the site you are experiencing pain or discomfort. Ask your prescriber if Smart Pharmacy topicals are right for you.