Dr. Marc Siegel: The opioid crisis has a solution — Here it is

I recently attended a symposium examining how medical schools can prepare future doctors to deal with the continuing opioid crisis. I joined over 90 educators from 30 medical schools at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University to discuss devising a curriculum based on a successful model that Brown has created. The curriculum on …

Increased Opioid Regulation Leads to Growing Illegal Sales Online

Increased regulation of opioids has led to a growing number of sales online, through an underground network of websites known as the “darknet,” Newsweek reports. In 2014 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) changed the designation of opioids such as oxycodone and hydrocodone from Schedule III to Schedule II, which means doctors have more limitations on …

Don’t Allow It!

Never allow your doctor to tell you that addictive drugs are okay.  They are NOT okay. They will cause other disorders and diseases as they kill you slowly. These include: opioids, benzodiazepines, antidepressants, hypnotics, stimulants, and antipsychotics. There is no reason on earth to be given these unless you have to be in the safety …

New Jersey lawsuit accuses Big Pharma of “nothing short of EVIL”

A new lawsuit that accuses a pharmaceutical company of conduct that is “nothing short of evil” echoes the sentiment of many people who have suffered or lost loved ones due to the unsavory practices of Big Pharma. Big Pharma’s list of wrongdoings is rather lengthy, but the offense that is at the heart of the …

WHY ISN’T THERE A BAN ON BIG PHARMA, WHEN OPIOIDS ARE KILLING SIGNIFICANTLY FAR MORE PEOPLE THAN GUNS ARE????????

Americans continue to mourn the dozens of people who were killed and hundreds wounded by a crazed lunatic in Las Vegas on Sunday, and as is usually the case when guns are involved in a mass murder incident, the usual suspects are once more calling for gun bans. “Nowhere but America do horrific large-scale mass shootings …

Doctor charged in deaths of 5 patients from opioid overdoses

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania doctor who prescribed nearly 3 million doses of opioids during a recent 19-month period has been charged with causing the overdose deaths of five people, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The U.S. attorney's office in Harrisburg said Dr. Raymond Kraynak, 60, of Mount Carmel, was indicted on five counts of drug …

Opioid Crisis Spurs Change at Medical Schools

Medical schools are responding to the nationwide opioid epidemic by changing the way they train future doctors. Over the past 15 years, many U.S. medical schools have begun offering lessons, courses and clinical rotations in drug addiction treatment and pain management, experts say, and some schools have added these topics to their required curriculum. Faculty at schools that require …