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Stopping the spread of disease, overdose deaths from opioid use

But heroin and other opiate abuse is hardly new, and preventing death and disease from its use isn't rocket science. ... Given that naloxone has no abuse potential and is very safe, this should be made available without a prescription.
November 2021

Mental health needs integration into the primary care setting

The relative risk of six common psychiatric conditions includes panic disorder, 1.9; major depressive order, 1.7; alcohol abuse/dependence, 2.0; personality disorders, 4.0; schizophrenia, 2.6; and ... Multidisciplinary team approach to treatment is most
November 2021

Teaching empathy in medicine, lessons from an IV drug abuser

We've all heard the excuse or explanation that “It's society's fault,” to explain someone's failure. We hear expressions like this often whe...
November 2021

Compression of disability should be everyone's health goal

What are you doing to maintain vigor as long as feasible? James F. Fries, MD, wrote a classic article in the New England Journal of Medicine...
November 2021

Why I won't prescribe pain medicines

It may seem strange that a gastroenterologist like me does not prescribe pain medicines. Let me rephrase that. I don't prescribe opioids or ...
November 2021

The scourge of prescription pain medicine abuse

The scourge of prescription pain medicine abuse. Opioids are a family of pain medications chemically related to opium and heroin. ... This month the American College of Physicians issued a policy position paper about prescription drug abuse.
November 2021

Public health for nincompoops

should decide the matter: On what basis is ANY substance approved or disapproved for medical use? ... I leave you to chew on it. I take a lot of abuse from the "Stop telling us what to do, Katz!" crowd.
November 2021

Grand Rounds at ACP Internist

lead a person to substance abuse: vulnerability, training, intentional use and meaning.
November 2021

The major medical issues of 2017

5. Heroin – during my training, heroin was rampant. Then cocaine took over as the major drug of abuse.
November 2021

Medical marijuana use … ready, fire, aim!

Promoting medical marijuana use is hot, smokin’ hot. States are racing to legalize this product, both for recreational and medical use. In m...
November 2021

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