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Effects of Prescription Drug Misuse
Effects of Prescription Drug Misuse

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AIR DATE: January 18, 2013

Prescription drug abuse is obviously detrimental to the abuser, but we'll look at the peripheral effects on the families and communities of addicts.
 
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Dr. Mel Pohl, Medical Director of Las Vegas Recovery Center and author of A Day Without Pain
Karen Kelly, President and CEO of Operation UNITE
Mo Dennis, state senator

 

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    COMMENTS:
    Several years ago I read a comment regarding perscription drugs stating that scientist could own stock, is this the same deal Dr's have? The reason for this question is I heard the Dr's comment saying there's no benefit in Dr's perscribing drugs, due to the gross negligence out there of RX drugs, and if Dr's can own stock in RX drugs this would be a huge benefit to them.
    Janet WillisJan 14, 2013 11:49:35 AM
    I wanted to inform the public that ACUPUNCTURE is a viable treatment option for chronic pain. It can be used either in lieu of or in conjunction with pain medication. It both reduces pain, as well as, aiding in the recovery of function by healing damaged tissue. In addition, acupuncture is used successfully for to help in recovery from addiction by reducing or eliminating withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
    Dr. Naomi Richman, OMDJan 14, 2013 11:46:22 AM
    I had a bad motorbike accident and was give a prescription for a heavy pain killer. The prescription was for 50 pills and I only needed about 10 pills. Why would the doctor give such a big amount of pills. I think that doctors need to watch this more closely because it seems to me that this could lead to addiction.
    Aaron GreenJan 14, 2013 10:22:06 AM
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