Nevada Public Radio Listen Live

"Marketplace"
Facebook Twitter Follow Nevada Public Radio

Support Nevada Public Radio
KNPR's State of Nevada About SON Archives Participate Specials
TOP STORIES

The Dangers of Prescription Drugs
The Dangers of Prescription Drugs

Listen
AIR DATE: February 8, 2011

A Mesquite councilwoman who had stopped taking an anti-smoking drug fatally shot herself and her husband last month. The FDA had warned the drug, called Zyban, could lead to depression or suicide attempts. The link between the drug and the murders is speculative, but such drugs have been linked to fatal outbreaks before. So what are the side effects of drugs like Zyban? What other drugs have extreme side effects, and how do you avoid those risks?

GUESTS
Dr. Ole Thienhaus, Chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Dept, University of Nevada School of Medicine
Morris Workman, Ed and Gen Mgr, Mesquite Local News
Gardiner Harris, Public Health Reporter, New York Times

LINKS
comments powered by Disqus
© 2014 NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO   
Web hosting facilities provided by Switch.