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Prescription Abuse

The Doctors' Dilemma

Susana Duncan, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Susana Duncan, M.D.

A number of doctors like myself in the past year or so have seen a sharp uptick in patients searching for a new doctor because the old doctor no longer wants to treat them. I have come to recognize the telephone call.

Who's Shrinking the Kids?

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

More articles like the one in the New York Times are needed to inform parents about the consequences of putting excessive pressure on their kids and readily giving them powerful psychiatric medications to improve their focus and their grades.

Most Prescription Painkiller Abusers Get Drugs From Friends Or Family: Study

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2012 | Healthy Living

* Pharmaceuticals pose grave abuse problem * Overdose deaths top those from cocaine and heroin * Drugs obtained from fam...

America Is Over Diagnosed and Over Medicated

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Science
Allen Frances

Americans are taking too much medicine, often casually and unnecessarily prescribed by the wrong people for the wrong reasons, and causing lots of needless harm.

America's Deadliest Pills

Posted 12.22.2011 | Healthy Living

For the past 100 years, car crashes have been the nation's leading cause of accidental death. Now, for the first time, more Americans die from pre...

COLUMN: No Such Thing As 'Studying Sober' Anymore

The Washington Square News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

What happened to the good old days of grabbing your backpack and heading over the library for a natural day of studying? For these kids, doing schoolw...