Painkiller abuse is at the center of a major lawsuit involving the NFL. Former football players are suing the league with very serious implications that they were given painkillers illegally to mask pain symptoms from their sports-related injuries leading to subsequent addictions to them.
Prescription drug abuse has become quite an unfortunate epidemic in past years and continues to grow. The reasons it has been able to reach such a level is due to the fact that there are so many people with proper prescriptions who actually have a need for the use of medications such as painkillers for their chronic conditions. Sometimes it may seem like the epidemic is going to rise continually without ever reaching an end.