Reports that Xanax and other benzos are not usually lethal when taken alone are vastly misleading. Xanax is rarely taken alone. Why? Because as much or more than any other prescribed drug, Xanax causes medication spellbinding.
Plans for the manufacture and sale of hydrocodone pills five to 10 times more potent than is now available is a warning sign of an escalation of what we might call the "prescription opiate arms race" among pharmaceutical companies.
For too long, these children were victimized again by a system that failed to treat their mental health with the respect it deserves. It's time that we stop treating our foster youth like second-class citizens.
Today's headlines about the arrest of Lehman Brothers' former Chief Operating Officer have a crucial message for all Wall Street firms. The news is a brutal reminder of what a truly horrible place Lehman became.