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Opioid Misuse: America's Not So Silent Killer

Stampp Corbin | Posted 05.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Stampp Corbin

Isn't it time that the pharmaceutical industry and doctors be held to account for the opioid addiction crisis that is killing 51 people each day who are addicted to prescription opioids? If Prince's death begins that conversation, then his legacy will be much more than his music.

Prince Reportedly Had Opioid Medication On Him At Time Of Death

Reuters | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 04.28.2016 | Entertainment

Authorities investigating the death of Prince found prescription opioid medication on him, according to various news outlets on Wednesday, the same da...

The Heroin Epidemic Can Be Curbed. But This Must Happen First

Khwaja Khusro Tariq | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Khwaja Khusro Tariq

Heroin is the dark, dirty secret of America today. Few people recognize the devastation wrought by this drug. So what has led to this resurgence of a drug that had since the 1980s largely been replaced by cocaine, methamphetamines and benzodiazepines?.

A Better Way to Approach Pain, and America's Pain-Pill Epidemic

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, and P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Y...

Bloomberg Cracks Down On Pain Reliever Prescriptions

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.11.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is again pushing new regulations aimed at making New Yorkers healthier. This time, he's calling for restrictions on the amount...

The Allure of Pain Meds

Kelly Bergin | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelly Bergin

It wasn't until after my surgery for cancer at 21 that I took my very first painkiller. But like many others before me, I made the fatal error of mistaking drugs for happiness.

"Kidney Stone II: The Sequel"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In what I fear will become a series with more sequels than "Rocky," I had my second kidney stone.

Not Another Year-End List!

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Why am I so obsessed with American politics in the first place? Does it really matter, or does interest in politics merely occupy the same part of the brain that used to handle starting line-ups, batting averages and RBI's?

Meditation or Medication? Or Both?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

A decade ago, having recently begun Buddhist meditation practice, I attended a lecture/Q&A with a Tibetan master at a Buddhist center in Hollywood. Th...

MD's for Sale

Dr. Johnny Benjamin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Johnny Benjamin

Once your celebrity clients have put you on the map as a 'doctor to the stars' the boundaries may become blurred.

A Ban on Painkillers Helps No One

Joshua Lyon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joshua Lyon

We can't combat painkillers like any other drug epidemic by trying to eliminate the source. The medications must remain available to people who are living with debilitating diseases.

Panel Wants Ban on Percocet and Vicodin

nytimes.com | Gardiner Harris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A federal advisory panel voted narrowly on Tuesday to recommend a ban on Percocet and Vicodin, two of the most popular prescription painkillers in the...

Cindy McCain's Drug Addiction More Extensive Than Previously Thought

Washington Post | Kimberly Kindy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Cindy McCain is asked what issues she would champion as first lady, she often cites one of the most difficult periods of her life: her battle wit...