The number of Nairobians walking into hospitals and doctors’ offices every day is massive. Take a walk into Nairobi hospitals any day of the week if you need some proof or into some doctors’ waiting rooms.Chances are you’ll encounter unending queues. A quick glance will pick out some individuals who look too well, what would they be up to?
Am sure you are well versed with potential misuse of prescription drugs. The list of what can get misused, or abused, is endless. The commonly misused drugs include painkillers and sedatives, which in the worst cases can lead to dependence and addiction. But few people may be aware that antibiotics, commonly used to treat bacterial infections, are also liable to misuse.
The debate about the merits and demerits of the famous Mututho laws on drinking is not about to end. There will always be a counter-argument. It matters little who puts in a better reasoned point of view, the issue at hand is our long term health in the face of alcoholism.
What happens when those who care for you have trouble caring for themselves?The emergence of prescription drug abuse is one of the most worrying and dangerous aspects for the healthcare worker, due to ease of access to such drugs.