- Dr. Kornfeld
Opiate addiction was America’s first drug crisis. Emerging in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s and culminating in the needle based heroin epidemic that has been with us ever since, the abuse of this class of drugs spawned the “war on drugs.” Absolutely essential to …
In the U.S., someone dies from a prescription drug overdose every 19 minutes. Most of these deaths involve opiate medications like OxyContin and Vicodin. As physicians, we have a responsibility to help ease pain but also to prescribe responsibly. Check out this article from CNN …
Teenagers need more of it. The American Academy of Pediatrics says the lack of sleep causes “poor academic performance and poses a serious public health concern. Traffic accidents, depression and obesity can result, with schools that start too early contributing to the problem.” Do you …
States in the midwest and south currently prescribe the most prescription opioids. Click here to read the Popular Science Article on the topic. Do these states have the highest rate of rehab admission as well?
Our heart pours out to Robin Williams, and his family. He was found dead in his home in Marin County, California this morning. Mr. Williams had recently checked out of rehab and early indications are that it may have been a suicide. For us at …