@ Tana, doctors do not get kickbacks for prescribing any medications much less narcotics. It is against the law. Some of these comments are laughable at best. If some of you knew how narcotics signal the brain to ease pain then you wouldn’t be blaming doctors or the pharmaceutical companies. These comments are nothing more than many of you repeating the MSM. In the 90’s narcotics were over prescribed because no one knew of their addiction properties but they knew they helped patients with pain. The research done on these drugs as well as all drugs are not enough for the long term effects to be noticeable. Now when these doctors realized in the 90’s how much money could be made in prescribing narcotics now it becomes the doctors fault. By then they realized how addicting they are and many lost their license from over prescribing. Now days it is not prescription narcotics that is the problem, it is heroin and fentanyl that is made in labs. The over prescribing of narcotics in the 90’s make it hard even for chronic pain patients to get these prescriptions, hence the addicts have turned to heroin.