How can doctors responsibly prescribe opioid medications to patients? A review of a landmark case from 2015 AND recommendations from former DEA Special Agent, Warren Rivera, here.
Five (5) considerations for times when you want to treat pain. An expert article from Dr. Lowenstein, MD.
A review of the PROs and CONs of using medications for managing chronic pain. More from physician, Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein, MD here.
How can parents recognize if their child abuses prescription drugs? A description of the signs that parents can look for in their children…and a section for your questions at the end.
The majority of prescription drugs diverted for illicit use come from residential medicine cabinets. How can you safety-proof your home? Simple steps here.
Yes, fentanyl is a Schedule II substance under the Controlled Substances Act. More on this legal definition, fentanyl’s abuse potential and narcotic status here.
Is there a way to reduce drug diversion? Can medical doctors participate in the prevention of the diversion of prescribed medications? Expert Warren Rivera explains more in this interview.
Popping a few extra pills can seem benign, but treatments such as psychotherapy, meditation, exercise, and dietary changes carry fewer risks and, in many cases, may work better to manage symptoms. More on Rx opioid overdose and its signs here.
How can you tell if prescription drug use is doing more harm than good to you, or someone you care for? We review the signs of prescription drug addiction here and invite your questions at the end.
Taking more pain killers than prescribed, doctor shopping and social withdrawal are all symptoms of prescription pain killer abuse and possible addiction. A list of Top 10 symptoms here.